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English Oak.

French: Chêne.

From the family of Fagáceas.

Astringent greatly. Uterine bleeding, leucorrhea, gonorrhea, hemorrhoids and fissures of the year. Its fruit, the acorn, being astringent, is an ideal food in case of diarrhea.

External use: With rinses and gargarismos for disorders of the mouth and throat. Vaginal irrigations. Bath seat for disorders of the anus and rectum. Bathrooms arm for frostbites. In compresses for disorders of the skin. Nasal washes to eyes and plugs.

Used Part.

Guts, the bark of young branches and occasionally the fruits of the species: Quercus robur L. = Quercus pedunculata Ehrh. Or Quercus petraea (Matt. Liebl. = Quercus sessiliflora Salisb.

Active Principles.

Abundant tannins (10 - 20% in the cortex, 50 - 70% in the gills) gallic acid (2 - 4%) and elágico, proantocianósidos; sitosterol, resins, flavonoids (quercitrósido) pectin, floroglucina.

Drug Action.

Astringent: healing, haemostatic to produce local vasoconstriction, by precipitation of proteins, antidiarrheal. Anti - inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic, aperitif. Diuretic.


Gastroenterocolitis; bleeding: capillaries, gastric, nasal, uterine functional metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea; hemorrhoids.

Cystitis, urethritis, urolithiasis, urinary incontinence.

In external use: burns, eczema, stomatitis, parodontopatías, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, vulvovaginitis, wounds, skin sores, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, blepharitis, conjunctivitis.


Incompatible with treatment with pectin, alkaloids or iron salts.

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

For abundance in tannins can cause gastric irritation, vomiting. To alleviate it should sit after meals, associated with drug demulcent, as the marshmallow. In the event of these annoyances, stopping treatment or reducing the dose in half.

Caution / Poisoning.

Prescribe preferably after meals and in the form of discontinuous treatments.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion (leaves) one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day.

Decoction (root balls) 5 grams per liter, boil 10 minutes. Three cups a day, after meals.

Powder (gills, bark) 3 g per day, in capsules of 500 mg.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 - 50 drops, two or three times a day.

External use:

Decoction (gills, bark and / or leaves) 60 - 80 g / l, boil 10 minutes. Apply in the form of washes, packs, mouthwash, gargarismos or vaginal irrigations. For gargarismos or mouthwash, preparing it less concentrated: 15 grams per liter. For eye washes, 5% and isotonizar before application.

Powder of oficinal gills or tannin: applied directly to the wound or ulceration.


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