Useful and therapeutic properties of white birch , and white

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Tree to 20 m tall.Barrel with white, smooth bark and black lenticels on it.The branches are thin, flexible, often hung with resinous warts.The leaves are triangular or nearly rhombic, petiolate, alternate.The flowers are unisexual in drooping racemes - earrings.Fruits - winged nutlets.Blossoms in May-June.

Medicinal raw materials are swollen, but not full-blown resinous buds, leaves, bark and sap.Kidneys harvested in swelling period (March-April), leaves - at the beginning of flowering, bark - from freshly nesuhostoynyh tree sap - in the early spring at the beginning of sap flow.Kidneys harvested before blooming necessarily.Cut threads bind in bundles and dried in shade.Then obbivayut kidney or rob manually.They finally dried in the shade or in the air dryer at a temperature of 20-30 degrees;you need to make sure that the kidneys are not disbanded.The leaves are harvested throughout the summer.Shelf life - 2 years.

Besides kidney, leaves, bark and sap, obtained from birch birch charcoal and birch tar.

Birch Buds contain essential oil, resin, tannins, saponins, betuloretinovuyu acid, Betul, betulol.

Leaves contain carotene, ascorbic acid, birch juice - sugar (levulose).Furthermore, it was found that the leaves and buds of birch fitontsidnymi possess properties.

In medical practice, use an infusion of birch leaves (1:10), which is a diuretic, antiseptic, and a decoction (1:10) - choleretic properties.Some clinicians have observed a significant increase in urinary flow under the influence of the broth and the sharp reduction in edema, even in cases when other cardiac and diuretics did not help.When you assign a decoction of birch buds should take into account the possibility of human kidney irritation resinous substances.

Alcohol tincture of birch kidney (1:10) is recommended to be applied externally in the treatment of acute and chronic forms of eczema, wounds, skin erosion, pressure sores, skin irritation with purulent discharge, with vyalopro-tech granulation and abrasions.Hot baths with the addition of tincture of kidneys is recommended to use in the treatment of acute and chronic eczema.

infusion and decoction of birch leaves is used as a diuretic.Tests confirmed that under the influence of the infusion of the leaves is significantly increased urination (from 400 ml to 2.5 liters), fade edema, dyspnea decreased.The infusion of young leaves is used in disorders of the nervous system as a stimulant, in renal colic, jaundice, and as anti-inflammatory agent and vitamins.

leaves (especially the young) are recommended as a diuretic in atherosclerosis, kidney disease, rheumatism and as an infusion or decoction.

Birch activated carbon "carbol" is used as an adsorbent for poisoning toxins and bacterial toxins.Milled into a fine powder coal is shown in dysentery, dyspepsia, flatulence and how antispasmodic.

Birch sap is used to treat gout, arthritis, rheumatism, scurvy, edema, anemia after injury, long-term healing wounds and trophic ulcers, abrasions, sore throat, as a diuretic.

birch bark is used in the treatment of scrofula, wounds and ulcers."That rotten meat came from ulcers, has consumed, the crushed birch bark need to pour into the wound rotten" - written in the old medical reference.

The people birch buds, leaves, bark and sap wood is used not only inside, but also externally.

leaves are used in diseases of the kidneys and bladder.Birch Drugs used in skin diseases, acute rheumatism, inflammation of the liver, and puerperal fever, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.Usually in such cases, it takes 50 grams of birch buds, infused for 10 days in 0.5 liters of vodka and drink tincture 1 / 2-1 hours. Spoonful of water three times a day for 15-20 minutes before meals.

This tool enhances the appetite, promotes healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

As antispasmodic drugs are valuable means birch in convulsions.

If toothache is applied with cotton wool tincture on the affected tooth.When all the above diseases (except toothache), in people, these drugs are consumed inside and externally.

tincture of birch buds, decoction or a decoction of the leaves is taken as an anthelmintic with pinworms and ascariasis, as well as bedsores.

Tar birch used to kill scabies mites.In addition, clean coal tar is used in diseases of the throat and lungs (bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, etc.).Is the inside of 5-10 drops 3 times a day.Externally it is used for skin diseases and wounds in the form of tar ointment 1.5 g tar 15 g of paraffin wax or petroleum jelly.

If at hand is not any kidney or juice, you might as well use a decoction of young and fresh-cut melkonasechennyh birch twigs.

Lotions decoction of birch leaves and buds, or tincture of the kidneys heal well fresh, even the deepest wounds.

decoction of the leaves wash head in premature hair loss.


decoction of leaves: brew 4 hours leaves a spoon in a glass of boiling water.when hot water cools, add 0.2 grams of salt (teaspoon baking soda -. 1/2 tsp) to dissolve betularetinovuyu acid contained in birch leaves.Good brewed leaves infused for 6 hours, and drink in two divided doses with an interval of 4 hours.

Sometimes brewed a strong decoction of the leaves (90 g per 400 ml), t. E. Take 6 tablespoons.spoons of leaves in 2 cups of boiling water to take half a cup 4 times a day.

Kidney Broth: 1 hour kidney spoon on half a cup of boiling water.use 2 tablespoons.spoon 3 times a day.

kidney tincture on alcohol 25% -I: to insist for 8 days;take 20 drops three times a day.

kidney tincture in vodka: a bottle of vodka to take half a bottle of kidneys, insist for a month;use 40 drops 3-4 times a day (in cholera - one glass of each hour, until the termination of vomiting).

Fresh juice take 3 cups a day as an anti-inflammatory and diuretic cancer.

Infusion: 5 g (1 tbsp.) Birch leaves to 250 ml of boiling water, simmer, strain and take 2 times a day for 100 ml with inflammation of the kidneys, bladder, neurosis and other diseases..