The white oak is a majestic tree that can live for hundreds of years. It's so majestic Ancient Celtics considered it a holder of wisdom which should be honored for its endurance and nobility. In North America, the tree ranges from southern Quebec to eastern Minnesota and Texas and has been used by Native Americans for a variety of medicinal purposes, including the Iroquois who drank the bark to treat loneliness. As a tea, white oak bark has been used to treat arthritis, diarrhea, colds, cough, and bronchitis and to stimulate appetite and for improve digestion. Today, white oak bark is also said to contain tannins and antiseptic, antiviral, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory properties.