Oak Trees grow in moderate climates and the bark is great for dissolving away kidney, bladder stones, and gallbladder stones… and also helps kill the bacteria associated with those stones. Oak Bark is very astringent and works wonders for diarrhea and also GI distress. And Oak Bark is great for cuts and burns plus the pain and inflammation of piles. Oak Bark is very high in anti-oxidants—similar to Green Tea in fact…. and thus can help stave off cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases. And the Native Americans use Oak Bark for the treatment of diabetes… and because of that have a very low incidence of diabetes. And new studies show that Oak Bark can also heal stomach ulcers and help repair the lining of the stomach, plus it also works well to prevent dental cavities and diseases of the gums. And Oak Bark contains iron, zinc, some B vitamins and calcium too!
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist