Useful and therapeutic properties of summer oak ( pedunculate )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

tree about 40 m tall with a strong root branching, with a trunk up to 7 meters in diameter, with wide-spreading crown, cracked with a dark brown crust (op robkovevshey above).Leaves with stipules early deciduous, short, obovate, pinnatilobate.The flowers are bisexual.Men - in the hands verrucose (earrings), perianth yellow green leaves from 5-9 to 5-10 stamens;women (their number is 2-7) dressed numerous scaly wraps.Blossoms in May.The fruits ripen in September.

Medical raw material is a smooth young bark without a cork layer on the outside and wood residues from the inside, sometimes in folk medicine used acorns.The bark is peeled off from the young branches (in the early spring during sap flow before dismissing

of leaves) to 6 mm thick and thin trunks up to 10 cm in diameter.Odour mild taste strongly astringent.Dried in the shade or ventilated.Shelf life of raw materials 5 years.

main active principle - tannins contained in an amount up to 20% in different parts of the plant and is mainly determine

d by the practical use of medicinal raw materials.Furthermore, oak bark contains proteins, starch, quartzite and levulin, pectin, and sugar.The acorns - up to 40% starch, 5-8% tannins, sugars, fatty oil.The sheets - tanning, dyeing and other chemical agents.

oak bark is used as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent, based on the ability of tannins to seal the cell membrane.

Apply a decoction of oak bark as an anti-inflammatory agent in a rinse with stomatitis, gingivitis, chronic tonsillitis, pharyngitis, inside - with gastric bleeding as protivoponosnoe, gastritis as improving appetite, antiseptic and styptic ulcerative colitis, enterocolitis, dysenteryin a mixture with other plants.Outwardly decoction of the young oak bark also used in complex treatment of burns, skin diseases, accompanied by abundant exudation, with excessive sweating of the feet, as well as in inflammatory diseases of the uro-Geni-tal environment (as douching) with Trichomonas coleitis.

In folk medicine, oak bark is used to stop bleeding from wounds (wash), hemorrhoids bleeding, burns.

Inside the broth is used for stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding (tarry stool), blood in the urine, diarrhea and frequent urge to urinate.

In a rinse - with gingivitis, bad breath, stomatitis, sore throat, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx and larynx, to strengthen the gums.

Previously oak bark found very wide application in the treatment of all types of lung malaria and tuberculosis (oak bark was part of the very popular TB so-called "Jewish extract").Inside bark decoction is used for rickets.

warm infusion of leaves, acorns and bark of red wine to use as a compress to treat a hernia.


Broth 1: mouthwash is prepared in a ratio of 1:10.The bark is comminuted to a particle size of not more than 3 mm, poured over water at room temperature (water take with regard to boiling losses), closed and heated in a water bath with frequent stirring for half an hour, cooled for 10 minutes, filtered, drained and added water up tovolume of 1:10.The drug is perfectly strengthens tooth gums.

Broth 2:. 40 g or 1 teaspoon of bark in 1 liter of water for indoor reception.