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Related to common oak: English oak, Quercus robur, pedunculate oak

oak

(ōk)
A deciduous tree (Quercus spp.) that provides material in its leaves and bark to produce many forms of herbal nostrums. Used as an astringent, a therapeutic remedy for skin disorders (approved for use for this purpose in Germany), and countless other unconfirmed purposes. Because of high levels of tannic acid, it has caused death, respiratory failure, and hepatotoxicity.

oak,

n Latin names:
Quercus robur, Quercus petraea, Quercus alba; parts used: bark, gall; uses: antiinflammatory, astringent, varicose veins, smoking cessation, hemorrhoids, gargle, skin conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
British oak, brown oak, common oak, cortex quercus, ecorce de chene, eichenlohe, eicherinde, encina, English oak, gravelier, nutgall, oak apples, oak bark, oak galls, stone oak, or
tanner's bark.

oak

see quercus.

oak buds
see acorn.
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Founded in 2000, North State Bank is a full-service community bank, currently serving Wake County through five offices: full-service offices on Six Forks Road at North Hills and on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, Highway 70 West in Garner, and Blue Ridge Road in West Raleigh, and a loan production office at Wakefield Corporate Center in the Wake Forest, NC area, with plans for a full-service office to open at the corner of Common Oaks Drive and New Falls of Neuse Road near Wake Forest later in 2006.