Oak Bark (30 gms)
30 gms is Equivalent to Approximately Generously Heaped Tblsps
LATIN NAME - Quercus Robur
The Magnificent Oak is the Commonest British Native Tree in Woods and Hedgerows and can grow up to 100 ft Tall and in some Instances have been known to Live up to 1000 Years of Age, however more Commonly the Oak Tree Averages Between 150-250 Years old. Generally Maturing about 75 Years old.
The Leaves first Appear mid May and are Around 3-4 Inches long, with 4–5 Deep, Oblong, Multi Lobed with Smooth Edges that can be Serrated, Pointed or Rounded. The Leaves have almost no Stem and grow in Bunches and then Produces Long, Yellow Hanging Catkins which Scatter Pollen into the Air.
The Oak Tree Produces both Male and Female Flowers and Bear nut like Fruits called Acorns which are grow to up to 1 inch long. As the Acorn Ripens, the Green Acorn turns Brown, which then falls to the Ground below, Sprouting the Following Spring.
Use Oak Bark When Performing Spells & Rituals For:
- Gender - Masculine
- Planet - Jupiter
- Element - Water
The Mighty Oak was held in High Regard by the Celts, as it was the Tree of the Dagda who was Condidered to be a Father Figureas well as a King. Dagda is Associated with Strength, Fertility, Agriculture and Wisdom.
The Oak Tree is as a Magical and Mystical Symbol of Bravery and Truth and with this in mind, the Oak Tree stands as a constant Reminder that Humankind as a Species has Huge Capacity for Kindness and the Ability to Overcome Odds that are Stacked against us.
Traditionally it was Considered that Carrying a piece of Oak will Protect you from harm whilst at the same time also Attracting Good Luck to you.
The undoing of the Oak is that it is a Stubborn Tree and is not Willing to Bend and Flex in Storms and High Winds, Because of this the Branches can Break. With this in mind the Oak’s message is Loud and Clear, when Obstacles Threaten your Safety and Security you must be Ready to adapt and Bend and Flex so that you will have a Better chance of Survival.
Oak Bark is Traditionally Believed to be Beneficial in the Treatment of :
- Pain Relief
- Gallic Acids
- Ellagic Acids
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
Oak Bark has Traditionally been used for Hundreds of Years to treat Various Ailments, such as inflammation, Hemorrhoids, Diarrhea and can also be used Externally as a Gargle to Relieve Sore Throats and Bleeding Gums.
Oak Bark Contains Tannins which act as Astringents, causing a Tightening of Soft Organic Tissues or Agents that Bind to Proteins in the Skin to Constrict Body Tissues, Tightening Pores and Drying out Irritated Areas.
The Tannins that Oak Bark Contains have been shown to inhibit the Release of Inflammatory Compounds and it also Exhibits Antibacterial Properties by Binding with Proteins Involved in the Growth of Bacteria. These Specific Properties of Tannins are Responsible for the Benefits of Oak Bark for Treating Skin Irritations and Wounds, Bring Relief to Hemorrhoids, and to help Dry out Sores.