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Description. People have been using birch for therapy and healing since ancient times. Almost all parts of this tree have special properties valuable for health. Birch leaves act as anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and antimicrobial. They help cope with pathogenic bacteria and fungi; improve blood circulation, and reduce thrombus from the smallest blood vessels.Birch leaves contain many of bioactive substances acids, flavonoids, rutin, tannins, vitamins C, E, PP and carotin. They help lower blood pressure.
Use. Nowadays birch leaves preparations are used in cases of avitaminosis, edema, urinary bladder inflammation, atherosclerosis, kidney disorders and as cholagogic and expectorant. Leaves decoction is tonic and restorative and is useful for wet eczemas and climacteric neurosis. Birch leaves are used for flushing kidney and bladder stones, and for urinary infections. Preparations made of them are good for bronchitis, gastritis, stomach ulcers, edema and gout. Birch leaves are also valuable for various skin problems and help in coping with pathogenic microbes, fungi and inflammations. Finally they are known also to stimulate hair growth.
Attention! Before using any herbal products, make sure that you have full knowledge of how the herb works and any adverse reaction it may cause.
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