In this Article
- What other names is Oak Bark known by?
- What is Oak Bark?
- How does Oak Bark work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Oak Bark.
Oak bark might be safe for most people when applied directly to the skin for up to 2-3 weeks. When applied to damaged skin or when taken for longer than 2-3 weeks, oak bark is UNSAFE.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of oak bark during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart conditions: If you have a heart problem don't use oak bark.
Skin conditions including eczema or large areas of skin damage: Don't take oak bark baths if you have one of these conditions.
A nerve condition that leads to overly tight muscles (hypertonia): Don't take oak bark baths if you have this condition.
Fever or infection: Don't take oak bark baths if you have one of these conditions.
Kidney problems: There is concern that using oak bark might make kidney problems worse. Avoid use.
Liver problems: There is concern that using oak bark might make liver problems worse. Avoid use.
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