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Quercus infectoria is an evergreen shrub growing to 6-9 ft. (2-3 m) in height. Native to Greece, the eastern Aegean Islands, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel, it is also found in South and Southwest Asia. Known as Asian holly oak or Aleppo oak, it has been used medicinally for centuries in Asia and has many documented pharmacological properties. Gallnuts (called Manjapani in Malaysia) are formed on the young branches by gall wasps and are used to treat hemorrhages, diarrhea, and dysentery, among other things.

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Quercus infectoria Galls May Provide a Multitude of Medicinal Benefits, HC# 072111-671, August 31, 2021

 

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