Birch (Betula alba). For those who missed … How To Tap A Birch Tree – Birch Sap – Birkensaft Zapfen (Videos). A birch tree of 50 cm trunk diameter in breast height can deliver up to 10 liters per day. However, the branch method is less invasive for the birch tree. Regular intake of birch sap has shown to reduce pollen allergies. The birch is a blood purifier. The Native Americans used bark tea as a herbal remedy to relieve pain as it contains methyl salicylate, a natural aspirin. Studies have shown that the bark of Betula alba negatively affects cancerous skin cells. Birch leaves (commonly used as tea) for: Spring cleanse, kidney stones, urinary gravel, cystitis, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis, eczema, edema, … . A study was done with patients who had infected wounds ranging from shallow to very deep cuts. Each patient was treated with the tincture of Birch buds. Very good results were obtained after using the tincture on all of the patients including ones with anti-biotic resistant infections. Birch has historically been used to expel worms. A tea of the twigs and bark aids in ridding the mouth of canker sores. In research, “Betulin -based treatment was several times more effective than the current most popular herpes treatment.” Betulinic acid has been noted as a “highly selective inhibitor of human melanoma growth and was reported to induce apoptosis in these cells.” In some studies on mice that were carrying human abnormal skin growths and were treated with betulinic acid, the growths were “completely inhibited without toxicity.”
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