Birch, detoxifying and diuretic

It has depurative properties

Birch sap has draining and purifying properties, ideal for detoxifying. Birch sap stimulates digestion and protects the liver.

It relieves urinary tract infections

This natural diuretic participates in washing the urinary tract. It is therefore recommended to fight against urinary tract infections, but also against kidney stones.

It fights against skin diseases

It is traditionally used in the form of a decoction in the local treatment of certain skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, sores, etc.).

It fights rheumatism

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used as an adjunct treatment against osteoarthritis. It also relieves the symptoms of gout and the pain of sciatica.

It strengthens the hair

It can be used to strengthen and cleanse the hair, irrigate the scalp and slow down heavy falls.

Everything is good in the birch

Bark, leaves, sap, buds… all of its components have many active ingredients (flavonoids, vitamins, potassium, betulinic acid…).

Source : The Petit Larousse of healing plants, Larousse editions.

The right recipe

In infusion, count 30 to 40 g of leaves per liter of boiling water. And, to ensure the dissolution of the resinous principle, consider adding 1 g of baking soda per liter (when the temperature of the liquid no longer exceeds 40 ° C). Drink 2 to 3 bowls per day.


Birch is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as for children under 12, and for people with edema due to heart or kidney problems. Talk to your doctor to prevent any interactions. And beware of the allergic risk in case of hypersensitivity to birch pollen!

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