Quercus stellata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
post oak

Quercus stellata is an oak in the white oak section. It is a small tree, typically 10–15 m tall and 30–60 cm trunk diameter, though occasional specimens reach 30 m tall and 140 cm diameter. It is native to the eastern United States, from Connecticut in the northeast, west to southern Iowa, southwest to central Texas, and southeast to northern Florida. It is one of the most common oaks in the southern part of the eastern prairies, such as in the Cross Timbers. The leaves have a very distinctive shape, with three perpendicular terminal lobes, shaped much like a Maltese Cross. They are leathery, and tomentose beneath. The branching pattern of this tree often gives it a rugged appearance. The acorns are 1.5–2 cm long, and are mature in their first summer. The name refers to the use of the wood of this tree for fence posts. Its wood, like that of the other white oaks, is hard, tough and rot-resistant. This tree tends to be smaller than most other members of the group, with lower, more diffuse branching, largely reflecting its tendency to grow in the open on poor sites, so its wood is of relatively low value as sawn lumber. It is also a popular wood for smoking Texas barbecue.

Quercus stellata

Medical use

Economic importance of Quercus stellata

Materials wod
Vertebrate poisons mamals

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa , Kansas , Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
AP-1-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Acnegenic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Analgesic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Androgenic
Boron found in Stem (25 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Anorexic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
AntiAGE
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
AntiCFS
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
AntiHIV
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
AntiNF-kB
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Antiacne
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiadrenalinic
Nickel found in Stem (2.5 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiaging
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antibacterial
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Anticataract
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Anticirrhotic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Anticorneotic
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antidandruff
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antifatigue
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiglycosuric
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Antigoiter
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Antigout
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antikeshan
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antileukemic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antimyalgic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Boron found in Stem (25 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Boron found in Stem (25 ppm)
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Stem (1512 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiradicular
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiseptic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antisilicotic
Aluminum found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antithyrotoxic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antitumor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Antiulcerogenic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Aluminum found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiviral
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Stem (1512 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Apoptotic
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Candidicide
Aluminum found in Stem (840 ppm)
Cardiomyopathogenic
Cobalt found in Stem (0.34 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Depressant
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Encephalopathic
Aluminum found in Stem (840 ppm)
Energizer
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Erythrocytogenic
Cobalt found in Stem (0.34 ppm)
Estrogenic
Boron found in Stem (25 ppm)
Fungicide
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Goitrogenic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Hypertensive
Cadmium found in Stem (1 ppm)
Sodium found in Stem (134 ppm)
Hyperthyroid
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (1680 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Stem (1512 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Insulin-Sparing
Nickel found in Stem (2.5 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Lithogenic
Cadmium found in Stem (1 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Memorigenic
Chromium found in Stem (1.68 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Cadmium found in Stem (1 ppm)
Mercury found in Stem (0.025 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Stem (1512 ppm)
Pesticide
Aluminum found in Stem (840 ppm)
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Polyamine-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Stem (420 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Sparer
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Protisticide
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Stem (42 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Thyrotropic
Iodine found in Stem (5 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
VEGF-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Stem (0.04 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Stem (31920 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (5880 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (9240 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Stem (52 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Aluminum Stem 18 840
Ash Stem 25,000 84,000
Barium Stem 2 420
Boron Stem 2 25
Cadmium Stem 0 1
Calcium Stem 5,750 31,920
Chromium Stem 0 1.68
Cobalt Stem 0 0.34
Copper Stem 1.2 42
Fluorine Stem 0 0.168
Iodine Stem 3 5
Iron Stem 17 420
Lead Stem 0.7 59
Magnesium Stem 175 5,880
Manganese Stem 12 1,680
Mercury Stem 0 0.025
Nickel Stem 0 2.5
Phosphorus Stem 150 1,512
Potassium Stem 500 9,240
Selenium Stem 0 0.04
Sodium Stem 5 134
Strontium Stem 5 126
Titanium Stem 1 42
Zinc Stem 4 52
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]