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Oak, common oak, English oak.
Key Uses:Acute alcohol poisoningChronic spleen disorders, such as an enlarged spleen due to recurrent malaria or alcoholismRecurrent goutReduction in alcoholic intake
Origin : Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and cultivated for its timber.
Background : Sacred to the Druids and dedicated to the Norse god Thor, the oak has long been important in many cultures, both economically and in herbal medicine.
Preparation : The acorns are steeped in alcohol until soft, then peeled, crushed, diluted in alcohol, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : People who respond best to Quercus tend to be nervous, weepy, and unable to speak clearly or think straight.
Chronic spleen disorders involving fluid retention are primarily associated with Quercus. It is used for an enlarged spleen, possibly due to recurrent malaria or to alcoholism. Quercus may relieve the effects of acute alcohol poisoning and lessen the desire for alcohol, although it will not cure alcoholism. Recurrent gout may also be helped by the remedy.
Symptoms Better : None known.
Symptoms Worse : None known.