Birch tea is a folk remedy for treating rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, and it can be taken in combination with nettle and black currant leaves.
The birch is a symbol of the Russian expanse, and it has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine. This plant is proven to be an effective herbal treatment for urinary infections, as well as a folk elixir for kidney stones and rheumatism. In some places, during early spring, birch trees are tapped in and the sap is collected.
Birch tea is one of the best folk remedies for treating rheumatism, rheumatism arthritis, and gout. It can also be consumed mixed together with nettle and black currant leaves. Strong birch leaf tea is also used as an effective lotion against dandruff and hair loss.
Furthermore, birch bark and tar are used to cure warts, eczema, and psoriasis. Moreover, studies have also found that the betulinic acid extracted from birch bark has a potent inhibitory activity against HIV-1. Nevertheless, those who suffer from heart issues and are allergic to aspirin and pollen, should not take birch. This tree and its extracts are not recommended for pregnant women as well.
Birch Tea Recipe
- 2 tablespoons of young birch leaves
- ½ liter of cold water
- baking soda
Put two tablespoons of young birch leaves in a kettle and cover them with half a liter of cold water. Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling for two minutes. Remove the kettle from heat and allow the tea to steep for thirty minutes, covered. Afterwards, strain the tea and add a pinch of baking soda to it. Take small sips of this tea throughout the day.