Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quercus infectoria Olivier.

Family : Fagaceae

English Name : Downy oak


A small tree from four to six feet high, crooked and shrubby-looking, with smooth and bright-green leaves. Acorn long and narrow, cup short, scaly, and downy.

Parts Used : Bark, acorns, galls

Herb Effects

Astringent (bark, acorns)

Active Ingredients

Ellagic acid, tannic acid, tannin (plant); gallic acid (fruit); quercetin (leaf)

Medicinal Use

In the treatment of intertrigo, impetigo and eczema; in the treatment of haemorrhages, chronic diarrhoea, dysentery etc. (galls).


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