Herb of the Day: Birch


Birch (Betula alba)
Parts used: Bark and leaves

Birch is not only great for shade in the summer, it is also a great blood cleanser. Birch oil is great for certain skin complaints, such as cankers. Birch bark contains a glycoside which breaks down to give methyl salicylate. It is used as a remedy for rheumatism in Canada and the US. An extract of the leaves is recommended for hair loss. Birch is also a mild sedative which can help with insomnia. Birch powder can be used as a toothpaste.
Vitamin content
Natural fluoride
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Calcium
Chlorine
Copper
Iron
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Silicon
Aids with
Bladder
Bleeding gums
Blood cleanser
Cankers
Cholera
Diarrhea
Dysentery
External eczema
Fevers
Gout
Kidneys
Pyorrhea
Urinary tract
Worms (expels)

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