Do you know what birch is? Birch, also known as Betula Pendula, is a plant which has been used against a variety of health problems for centuries. All the parts of the plant including the bark and leaves are safe for use and beneficial against numerous ailments.
Birch leaves are usually picked in the early spring as they’re at their powers are at their peak at this time. The plant contains numerous essential nutrients including vitamin C, tannoids, saponins, resin, acids, potassium, magnesium, calcium and a variety of essential oils which can improve your overall health. According to studies, birch essential oil can help you breathe easier, and is highly effective against a wide range of respiratory disorders.
Drinking birch leaves tea can help as well. The tea is a powerful natural diuretic that can remove excess fluids from the body, and has been used against kidney stones for centuries. The tea can also improve your concentration and boost your memory. Adding the buds of the leaves in the tea will create an even more powerful beverage that can treat fever, rheumatism and assist in the elimination of acids from the body.
Here’s how to prepare birch leaves tea:
- A tablespoon of dry birch leaves and buds
- A cup of water
Boil the water in a pot, then pour it over the birch buds and leaves in a cup and leave the tea to steep for about 5-10 minutes. Strain it afterwards, then drink a cup of the tea to improve your health and relax your mind as well.
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