White Birch - description and medicinal properties
Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
White Birch - Betula albosinensis L.
birch family.Of the 120 species of birch in the territory of the former Soviet Union grows 40. The most common - silver birch and downy birch.White Birch reaches a height of 20 m. The leaves on long stalks, ovate or treugolnorombicheskie, dvoyakopilchatye at the edges, May leaves fragrant, sticky.Bark - white, smooth, at the bottom of a black hole.The flowers are dioecious, collected in inflorescence - earrings.Blossoms in May-June.Fruit - seeded winged nut.
Distribution Widely distributed in the forest and steppe zones of European and Asian Russia.
used parts of the plant
bark, leaves, buds, birch sap.The bark is prepared birch charcoal.
kidneys and birch leaves contain saponins, tannins, resins, sugars, vitamins, essential oils, triterpene alcohols, inositol, flavonoids and substances having phytoncide properties.
Application and therapeutic properties
Buds of birch, leaves and bark have a balsamic odor and bitter taste in f
Infusion May leaves drink in neurasthenia as the normalizing condition of the nervous system and atherosclerosis as the improving metabolism and diuretic.Infusion of leaves or kidney disease used in cardiovascular disease and the associated swelling.
Infusion of leaves has a mild choleretic action, its appropriateness to appoint in acute and chronic hepatitis.The leaves and buds of birch - a necessary component of fees for the treatment of kidney and urinary tract - nephritis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, kidney stones.
Birch sap is effective for anemia, general weakness, gout, rheumatism, abrasions, as anti-inflammatory and promote wound healing agent.
The leaves are used in acute febrile diseases, as a diaphoretic, in addition, they contain large amounts of ascorbic acid.
External widely used bark, leaves, buds and birch tar.Bark - a wound-healing and ranoochischayuschee means;infusion and decoction of leaves and buds - for baths, compresses and poultices for rheumatism, gout, skin rashes, eczema, burns and bedsores.
Birch tar is part of ointments prescribed for skin diseases and wounds (Vishnevsky ointment, ointment-Ville's disease).Activated carbon is produced from birch wood (carbol) is widely used by physicians in their daily practice (flatulence, poisoning, preoperative preparation of patients).
birch buds should be used with caution, as the resinous substances can irritate the renal parenchyma, so you need to watch out for a urine test.
2 tablespoons of young birch leaves to insist in 2 cups of boiling water.Take 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day before meals (20-30 minutes).
2 tea spoons of kidney in 1 cup of boiling water, in a thermos, or prepare a decoction.Drink in three divided doses for 20-40 minutes before meals.
Birch juice drink 1 cup on an empty stomach 2-3 times a day for 2-3 weeks.In this case patients with breast-vegetable diet must be strictly observed.
narodnomeditsinskoy The practice of birch tar, mixed in equal amounts with mutton and lard, prepared ointment, which is used in the treatment of wounds and skin diseases..
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