Oak bark sitz bath

Required material

3 tbsp chopped and dried oak bark

300 ml boiling water


Oak bark sitz baths are a tried-and-tested remedy for inflamed haemorrhoids.

Add the oak bark to boiling water and then continue to simmer on a low heat for another 15 minutes. Strain out the oak bark and add the tea to a sitz bath.

Bathing time: 20 minutes, initially once a day, then 2 to 3 times a week.


An oak bark sitz bath can have the following effects:

  • Relieves itching
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Astringent

Helps against



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