Botanical Name: Betula Verrucosa
Tree up to 30 m high, with rare, bright leaves.
The stem has white, smooth bark.
The leaves are rhomboidal, with the double toothed edge, with a pointed tip.
Flowers are unisex, clustered in amenties. Specific tree for hillside moss, able to descend to the plain or climb up to the mountain range up to 1500 m altitude.
- North America
- Flavonoids and especially hyperosides, quercitrin
- Essential oil
Diuretic and anti-edematous properties, birch leaf preparations act in kidney urolithiasis, in bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract, other than subcutaneous hydropathic retention. Consistent with its extraordinary vital capacity, birch leaves have very strong therapeutic properties.
INTERNAL: Diuretic (with uric acid elimination), diaphoretic and hypothermic, depurative, urinary and intestinal antiseptic, antibacterial (against Escherichia coli), hypocholesterolemic, urinary calculus dissolution.
EXTERNAL: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, capillary tonic (stimulates hair growth and regeneration).
INTERNAL: the normal functioning of the urinary system, by improving the diuresis and detoxification capacity of the kidneys, maintaining the normal blood cholesterol concentration.
EXTERNAL: Removing discomfort that occurs in the skin, maintaining the health of the scalp and fighting hair loss.
INTERNAL: It is used as adjuvant in: edema, nephritis, kidney stones, hypertension, gout, uricemia, hypercholesterolemia, rheumatism, typhoid fever, exanthematical typhus.
EXTERNAL: Used as an adjuvant in: wounds, eczema, dermatitis, for hair growth and regeneration.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: Mild irritation may occur in the digestive tract (due to monotropytoside).
SUPERVISORY: At high doses (over 100 grams of leaves a day), birch is toxic, producing digestive disorders (intestinal inflammation, violent abdominal pain, anorexia).
Pregnancy, breast-feeding, small children, birch allergy.
- powder - the plant is ground with an electric grinder. Take a teaspoon of 4 times a day, on an empty stomach. The powder is kept under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water.
- cold-cured - prepared from a spoonful of plants added to 250 ml of water, kept for 6-8 hours at room temperature, then squeezed and drunk on the empty stomach.
- capsules - daily with 30 min, before meals.