Birch (Betula pendula) is a tree with silvery-white bark that grows in all parts of Asia and Europe, including here.
Birch has many medicinal properties, and can be used in the form of organic juice, tincture or tea.
Birch tea is a rich source of essential oils, vitamin C, saponins, tannins and flavonoids and helps to treat numerous health problems. First of all, birch tea has numerous antibacterial and antiviral properties, so it is good for strengthening immunity. If you regularly drink birch tea, you will not have problems with colds and flu. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this tea prevents various inflammatory processes in the body.
Thanks to its diuretic properties, birch tea helps to remove excess fluid and harmful substances from the body. In this way, this tea can help you lose weight and get rid of cellulite. This tea also regulates digestion and speeds up metabolism. However, one should not exaggerate in the consumption of this tea, because it can lead to excessive excretion of liquid from the body. Birch tea treats urinary disorders and relieves kidney problems. It is particularly effective for treating bacterial infections in the urinary tract. Birch tea is a very good remedy for high blood pressure. Thanks to salicylate, a compound found in aspirin, birch tea acts as a natural analgesic. It helps in removing rheumatic pains, in the treatment of gout and arthritis, and relieves muscle inflammation. Birch tea is also used for external use. It helps in the treatment of various skin diseases, acne, eczema and pimples. This tea rejuvenates tissues and accelerates wound healing without any scarring. It is recommended to rinse the hair with birch tea or rub the tea into the scalp to eliminate dandruff and prevent hair loss.
Recipes for preparing this tea
Birch tea can be made from birch leaves and bark, and you can combine birch with other medicinal plants. If desired, you can sweeten the tea with honey. It is recommended to drink a cup of water after each cup of tea.
Recipe 1. Put 2-3 teaspoons of birch leaves in a cup and pour boiling water over it. Cover the cup and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Drink this tea 3 times a day.
Recipe 2. Take 1 teaspoon of dried birch bark and add it to a cup of boiling water. Cover the cup and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. You should drink this tea 2-3 times a day.
Recipe 3. Mix 35 g of birch leaves, 35 g of wild rose fruits, 35 g of lovage flowers, 35 g of violets, 70 g of crushed fennel seeds and 70 g of lemon balm leaves. Take one teaspoon of this tea mixture and pour a cup of boiling water over it. Cover and let it rest for ten minutes. Drink 3 cups of this tea daily for 4 to 6 weeks. This tea is the best for cleansing the body.
Birch tea helps to treat many health problems. However, pregnant and lactating women should avoid this tea, as should people who are allergic to aspirin.
Also, if you have heart or kidney problems, be sure to inform your doctor before you start consuming this tea.