Oak bark: medicinal properties, indications and contraindications, recipes of folk remedies
Jul 07, 2018
Oak bark is a well-known remedy for a long time, which is popular not only among traditional healers, but also in official medicine.This tool has a mass of useful properties, has a beneficial effect on the work of all systems and organs, actively affects the metabolic processes and facilitates the rapid restoration of the functional of the body.Table of contents: Composition and therapeutic properties of oak bark Oak cortex in medicine
Composition and therapeutic properties of oak bark
It is well known that this preparation contains a large amount of tannins.But the composition of the oak bark is very rich - pectins and starch, proteins and pentosans, sugars and kehitin, flavonoids.Thanks to such a rich composition, the drug under consideration is able to benefit the body from the point of view of medicine. Specialists( meaning not only traditional healers but also academicians) distinguish the following useful properties of the oak bark:
- Provides an anti-inflammatory and bactericidal agent, in parallel with this - wound healing and accelerating regeneration of tissues.
- Eliminates excessive sweating, normalizes / stabilizes the work of sweat and sebaceous glands.
- Conjures the healing process of burn wounds, trophic ulcers.
- Eliminates odors in the mouth, prevents bleeding from the gums.
- Restores health, strengthens hair roots, makes them silky, soft and "obedient".
In addition, the bark of oak is useful in the treatment of various gynecological diseases, decoction of this product is used for syringing the vagina with colpitis, vaginitis, thrush.
Application of oak bark in medicine
Indications for the use of this agent in medicine are more than enough. But before you get acquainted with them, you should know what can be prepared from the bark of oak:
- Decoction from the bark of oak.It is prepared according to the classical method - 1 teaspoon of the crushed vegetable raw material is poured 400-500 ml of boiling water and boiled on low heat for 10 minutes.After that, the broth should be cooled and filtered.
- Infusion from the bark of oak.Prepared on the water - 1 teaspoon of the crushed raw material pour 200 ml of boiling water and insist for 2 hours.After complete cooling - drain.
- Tincture from the bark of oak.It is prepared on vodka or diluted alcohol - 1 teaspoon of the crushed vegetable component per 400 ml of alcohol / vodka.Insists a remedy for at least a week.
Oak bark will be really useful only if it is not only properly prepared, but also correctly applied.
Rinse with oak bark for the treatment of gums
Many people associate springtime with bleeding, inflammation and swelling of the gums.This condition means a lack of vitamins in the body, and the result can be the development of periodontitis, a pathological process of an inflammatory nature.To eliminate the problem, doctors recommend adding more vitamins to the diet, using already prepared vitamin and mineral complexes.
Additional treatment of problems with the gums will rinse the oral cavity with decoction of the bark of oak.The procedure should be performed 4-5 times a day, you need to thoroughly rinse the gums - all soft tissues should "be" surrounded by decoction. Oak bark in this case will have anti-inflammatory and strengthening effect, prevent the development of bleeding from soft tissues.
Please note: decoction of oak bark can be used to eliminate bad breath and treat stomatitis.The easiest way is to get into the habit of rinsing the mouth with the treated medication after each tooth brushing.
Oak bark with diarrhea
It is a question of diarrhea when one is firmly convinced that it is not associated with poisoning or any pathologies of the intestine.For treatment, you need to prepare an infusion of oak bark from 1 tablespoon of vegetable raw materials and 250 ml of boiling water, to insist for 2 hours.Take the product you need 1-2 teaspoons throughout the day, the task - to drink the entire amount of the resulting infusion in one day.
As a medicine for diarrhea, you can use alcohol tincture of the oak bark - 20 drops in the morning and in the evening for a maximum of 2 days.
Oak bark for the hair
Many women know that the roots of burdock help to stop the process of hair loss, to strengthen them.But the bark of oak has similar properties!It is necessary to mix the dry leaves of psyllium / dandelion / mint and oak bark in equal proportions, "fill" the collection with a small amount of burdock oil - "the output" should be a pulp-like mass.The finished product is applied to the scalp, spreading over the roots of the hair, and left for 40 minutes.Then the mask is washed off the scalp with an ordinary shampoo, and for the rinsing the decoction of the agent in question is used.
Please note: this mask from the bark of oak and burdock should be done every day for a decade of the month - in this case the result will be obvious.
Another property of the oak bark is the ability to color the hair .But you need to be able to use it for these purposes: if you need to lightly lighten your fair hair, it will be enough to rinse your head after each washing with decoction of oak bark and chamomile flowers, cooked according to a classic recipe.If you want to add color intensity to brown-haired or brunette, then decoction of oak bark is used in combination with natural coffee.
Increased sweating of feet
The bark of an oak will help get rid of sweating of feet if you use it daily for 10 days.For the procedure, you need to prepare a decoction according to the classic recipe, lightly cool it and lower your legs there.The feet should completely immerse themselves in the decoction of the oak bark, and the procedure lasts literally 5-10 minutes, no more.
Oak bark in pediatric practice
This medication can also be used to treat children.She perfectly copes with the babies' babies - you need to add a small amount of broth or water infusion of the oak bark to the bathing bath. Often the broth of the treatment in question treats sore throats in children - you just need to rinse the indicated medication with a throat 4-5 times a day.But doctors warn that the use of oak bark in pediatric practice should be agreed with a specialist.
Especially careful to be in the application of oak bark to children with an allergic predisposition.
Important! It is forbidden to apply oak bark to children under 2 years old!
Oak bark during pregnancy
This drug is considered safe, but if it is planned to be used by a woman during the bearing of a child, it is necessary to get permission from the gynecologist for this. It is absolutely not recommended to use decoctions and infusions of the oak cortex for syringing the vagina - this is a known method of combating thrush, which is considered a "companion" of pregnancy.Do not use alcoholic tincture and water infusion of the oak cortex, for example, for the treatment of diarrhea.But as a hair coloring agent, this part of the oak will be an excellent choice.
Contraindications to the use of oak bark
There are a number of contraindications for the use of the drug in question:
- constipation of a chronic and acute nature;
- pregnancy and lactation( only with doctor's permission);
- children under 2 years;
- hypersensitivity or individual intolerance to the oak bark.
Please note: any treatment procedures with oak bark should be conducted no longer than 14 days.Otherwise, there may be signs of an overdose - nausea / vomiting, general weakness, dizziness.
Oak bark is a useful remedy that must be in every person's medicine cabinet.Allergy to it is extremely rare and is an exception, so you can safely call the drug in question absolutely safe.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapeutist of the highest qualification category