Originating on the European continent, however, and can be found on other continents, oak is known for its medicinal powers. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, and may also be known as camedrium, small oak, chamedris and teucrio.

Considered a small plant, oak can reach up to one meter in height. It has small leaves that take the form of spliced ​​needles, being a plant that does not have flowers and, consequently, seeds. For treatments where the plant is indicated, leaves are used.

The oak tree is born spontaneously. At harvest time, only the sterile stalks are cut.

medicinal properties

To include the plant in the treatment of some diseases, it is recommended that the patient first seek a doctor. Only he can certify that the plant can really be used, as well as the dosage and frequency.

It has astringent, antiscrofulous, antipyretic, antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, stimulant, stomach, sweating, tonic and vermifuge properties. Thus, oak can be used to treat dyspepsia, aerophagia, digestive disorders, stomach ailments, gingivitis and pyorrhea.

oak tea

To prepare oak tea, you will need 15 grams of its leaves and a liter of water. Using a pan, bring the water to a boil and add the oak leaves. As soon as it starts to boil, count for three minutes and turn off the heat.

Leave the capped container, allowing it to cool for another 10 minutes. After this time, use a sieve to separate the leaves from the liquid. If you prefer, you can sweeten it with sugar or honey. The indication is that the daily intake of tea does not exceed four cups.