White Oak Bark
(Quercus alba) White Oak Bark contains powerful astringent properties that can be used for both external and internal bleeding. The primary use of white oak bark is to stop bacterial and viral infections. It has also been known to be successful in treating kidney stones. There are indications that the bark not only dissolves stones, but also stops the growth of the bacteria surrounding them. This herb is an excellent cleanser for skin and mucous membranes and heals damaged tissues in the stomach and intestines. It has been used for excess stomach mucus which causes the common complaint of sinus congestion and post nasal drip. It also relieves the stomach by strengthening it for better internal secretion and absorption. White oak bark is also used as an antidote for drug allergies and chemotherapy side effects.