Quercus ithaburensis

Quercus ithaburensis Decne.


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


  • Mediterranean maquis and forest

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Quercus ithaburensis Decne.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source


Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

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

Gallnut Z

Pertussis (whooping cough)


Cook fruit in water & drink.

Fruit Z
Womens Health

Haemorrhage after childbirth


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

Gallnut Z
Wound Healing



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

Gallnut Z

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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.