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YOUtopia Essentials

Herb - Birch Leaf

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Botanical Name: Betula Pubescens
Origin: Croatia
Common Names: Common Birch, European Birch, European Weeping Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Warty Birch, Lady of the Woods
Magical Properties: Protection, Purification, Renewal & Rebirth, Divination, Wishes & Manifestation, Spiritual Connection
Healing Properties: Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory, Diuretic, Respiratory Support

Medicinally, birch has many uses; high in anti-inflammatory methyl salicylate, it's used as a powerful pain reliever. Both the leaves and branches can be used to treat sprains, strained muscles and headaches, and steaming the leaves can help clear sinus congestion.

In The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine, phytotherapist David Hoffman writes: "Birch leaves are an effective remedy for cystitis and other urinary system infections and help remove excess water from the body.  Perhaps because of this purifying and diuretic activity, the plant has been used to treat gout, rheumatism and mild arthritic pain. With urinary tract infections, tea can be prepared, with several leaves boiled in a glass of water for 5-10 minutes. Tea is consumed unsweetened.*

* Our herbs have NOT been FDA-approved, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

** Always consult with a physician before using herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or are on any medications.