Oak Bark an Antioxidant Tea
Oak Bark Tea - Quercus robur L.
Origin: United States
Used part: Bark
The white oak tree is a majestic hardwood species that is mainly found in eastern areas of North America. Its massive crown stretches out as wide as the tree is tall, making it a striking sight. The trees are also quite long-lived, surviving over centuries, and they also have a variety of uses. Its wood has been used to make furniture, while the acorns were once used by native tribes as a staple food. The bark offers multiple uses as well, used to create an herbal bath soak as well as this fine white oak tea. It is best described as earthy and smooth, a pleasant herbal tea for any time of day.
White oak tea is certainly refreshing and satisfying, but many may not know of the vitamins and minerals it may also provide. White oak bark is known as a strong natural source of vitamin B12, and minerals such as iron, potassium, cobalt and sulfur. Like many herbal teas, this bark offers several constituents, including pectin, flavonoids like quercetin, and as much as 15-20% tannins. Many of its properties are natural antioxidants, making white oak tea an excellent choice to add to your tea collection.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Stimulating appetite
- Improving digestion
- Add 1 tablespoon to one little of water
- Let it simmer for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
Drink up to three cups a day or 1 cup every 8 hours.
Avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in children.