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Alternative Names

Arbre de Sagesse, Abedul, Betulae folium, Betula, Bois à Balais, Biole, Bouleau Blanc, Boulard and Bouleau Odorant, Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Sceptre des Maîtres d'École, White Birch

Scientific Name

Betula Pendula

Why Do People Use Birch?

Oral consumption of birch powder is for skin conditions like rashes, rheumatic ailments, as a diuretic, to treat pyelonephritis, for irrigation therapy (taking mild diuretic with copious fluid to increase flow of urine), cystitis, ureteritis, for arthritis, loss of hair, rheumatism and in to purifying the blood as a spring cures.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral consumption of Betula pendula (birch) in appropriate doses is considered safe. Pregnancy and Lactation - It is unsafe when used orally during pregnancy and lactation.

How Effective Is Birch?

Not known.

How Birch Works?

Regarding effectiveness of birch powder, there is insufficient reliable information available. How Birch Works? Leaves of Betula pendula are its most effective part. The saluretic and likely aquaretic effects are because of birch leaves flavonoid constituents. Aquaretics do not alter the electrolyte excretion but show good outcomes by increasing the urine volume. The high vitamin C content of Birch leaves could substantially increase the effects observed. . Bet v 1and Bet v 2 are parts of Birch pollen and clinical researches have shown that they create allergic side effects in sensitive people.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Birch?

Allergic reactions are noted by using birch pollen. Those who are allergic to celery, wild carrot or mugwort spices are most probably allergic to birch as well. This phenomenon is generally known as celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome.

How Birch Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Birch Interacts With Drugs?

Diuretic Drugs - Diuretic drug combination with Birch powder is of minor important but still results should be looked at closely. Betula pendula may interfere with the outcomes of patients undergoing diuretic therapy.

How Birch Interacts With Foods?

Cross-Allergenicity - Allergic problems are reported by using birch pollen in those patient who are allergic to spices and other plants including mugwort, wild carrot and celery. It is generally known as celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome. Hypertension - Hypertension may worsen by the consumption of Betula pendula leaves. This is because birch powder increases sodium retention in the body.

How Birch Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Birch Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Birch?

Normal way to consume birch leaves is to consume them as a tea many times daily. Birch leaf tea is made by boiling 2-3 grams of dried leaves in 150 mL hot water for continuously 10-15 minutes and straining it afterwards. This dosage will be more beneficial if it is taken with large amount of water.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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