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Birch sap, properties and health benefits

Birch sap, with its medicinal properties and benefits, was already used by ancient cultures such as the Celts.  Birch, in addition to its sap or water, the bark, leaves and buds can also be used medicinally

Birch , Betula pendula roth , is a tree of the Betulaceae family that has a silvery-white bark that turns brown as the tree grows older. This tree can grow up to 30 meters high.

White birch was considered by the Celts as ” the tree of wisdom ” and they knew how to make good use of its medicinal properties. It can be found mainly in humid and sunny areas of the northern hemisphere. The birch sap or water is extracted by making an incision in the bark through which it goes outside.

Let’s know what are the medicinal properties of birch sap , what are the uses and benefits of its consumption for our health and how birch sap is taken.

Medicinal properties of birch sap or water

Birch sap has in its composition minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamins of group B, and C, antioxidants and vegetable proteins.

These components endow birch sap with different beneficial actions for our body, such as:

  • Antiseptic
  • Purifying
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Diuretic
  • Painkiller
  • Healing
  • Febrifuge

Benefits and uses of birch sap

birch sap benefits Birch sap has traditionally been used to prevent and fight kidney stones. In addition, due to its diuretic and analgesic action, birch sap can be very effective in improving kidney colic.

For people with a tendency to fluid retention, birch sap is useful to eliminate excess accumulated fluids.

Birch sap is a natural remedy to promote the proper functioning of the kidneys and prevent future ailments.

To eliminate toxins and improve cases of arthritis and high uric acid (gout), drinking birch water contributes to an improvement.

Birch sap can be effective to prevent the appearance of cellulite and to reduce or eliminate it if you have it.

If you have painful periods and a bloated belly, birch water helps reduce symptoms such as pain and bloating.

Helps prevent and improve urine infections such as urethritis and cystitis.

Birch sap is beneficial for cases of high blood pressure.

Birch water keeps your skin and hair in good condition and contributes to the prevention and improvement of psoriasis, eczema, acne or even hair loss.

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How is birch sap taken?

Birch sap is very easy to take: it is simply drunk diluted with water, in a proportion of 50% sap and 50% water.

Before taking birch sap, consult a health professional so they can guide you on the suitability of taking it, for how long and how to do it in your specific case.

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