Bulk White Oak Bark Powder, Wild Crafted

Quercus alba
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White Oak Bark Powder, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $4.29 Pound:  $9.54 buy now  

White oak is distributed throughout the northeastern U.S. and Canada, although it does occur further west as evidenced by the fact it is the state tree of Connecticut, Maryland and Illinois. For centuries, the wood of the tree has been used to build ships, wine barrels and authentic mission-style furniture.

White oak powdered bark, which contains up to 20% tannins, potassium, iron and vitamin B-12, is added to tonics and teas or is encapsulated. The herb is also used to make astringent washes and pastes for topical use.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsTannins
plant part usedbark
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaBeige colored powder, without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticUse to make pastes and poultices, or infuse in oil for use in salves, ointments and creams.
culinaryEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
safetyCheck with your doctor before using this herb if you have a kidney or bladder condition or take diuretic drugs.

flavor profile

white oak bark

Not particularly flavorful, but not unpleasant either.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

white oak bark

White oak is a large deciduous tree in the beech family that is native to eastern North America. While its wood is used to make fine furniture, most notably mission style furniture. The wood is also used in shipbuilding and home construction and to make leak-proof barrels in which to age whiskey and wine.

The bark, however, has a long history of use by Native Americans has an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Various phenolic compounds and tannins present in the bark also lend the herb astringent qualities. Powdered white oak bark is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement, but it can also be infused in oil for use in topical ointments and salves.

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