Quercus ithaburensis

Quercus ithaburensis Decne.

Fagaceae

  • Tabor Oak
  • بلوط
  • ballut
  • אַלּוֹן הַתָּבוֹר
  • alon ha-tavor

Tree

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Quercus ithaburensis Decne.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Cook gallnuts (see NOTES) in water + Rhus sp. or Terminalia sp. + crystalline sugar & drink.

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Respiratory

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Anti-Infective

Cook fruit in water & drink.

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Womens Health

Haemorrhage after childbirth

Haemostatic

Crush gallnuts into powder, wet with water & wrap in cloth; use as a vaginal tampon.

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Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Apply olive oil to burn then sprinkle with powdered gallnuts. (See NOTES).

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Galls or gallnuts are abnormal swellings on trees & plants caused by parasitic organisms e.g. nematodes, insects, bacteria, mites etc that secrete chemical irritants into the plant tissue. Gallnuts resemble nuts.

Species in the Quercus genus have a high tannin content in leaves etc. which can irritate the digestive lining in excess.Foliage can be poisonous. Acorns should be leached of bitter tannins & roasted before consumption. Contraindicated in fevers, infectious states (baths), externally where skin is damaged especially eczma & using bark in cardioinsufficiency, kidney & liver conditions.