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White Oak Bark

  • Quercus alba
  • Origin: USA
White Oak Bark


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Common Name

Standardized: white oak

Botanical Name

Quercus alba L.
Plant Family: Fagaceae



The oak's botanical name quercus comes from the Celtic words quer (fine) and cuez (tree).


Starch, tannins, resins, calcium oxalate, quillaic acid.

Parts Used

Dried or toasted bark. Gentle dry heat increases the concentration of volatile oils in the bark. Bark, ground before storage. Gentle heating concentrates healing volatile oils in oak bark pieces, but destroys volatile oils in oak bark once it has been powdered.

Typical Preparations

Baths, washes, infusions, teas, tinctures.


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.