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BIRCH SWEET ESSENTIAL OIL

Common Name: Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil

Synonyms:  B. capinefolia, cherry birch, southern birch, mahogony birch, mountain mahogany

Latin Binomial: Betula lenta

Family: Betulaceae

Production Method: steam distillation of bark

Countries of Origin: Canada and USA (mailnly Pennsylvania)

 

Description of Oil: Colorless, pale yellow or red tinted with a sweet woody, refreshing scent.

Description of Plant: Large woodland tree distinguished by catkins (slim cylindrical flower clusters).They have slim downward pointing brancheswith serrated oval leaves.

History, Folklore and Myth: Centuries old medicinal wine has been from the sap with a link to warding off evil spirits. It's main chemical ingredient gives asparin indicating pain relieving properties.

Properties and Uses: A stimulant, and diuretic. Birch also has analgesic, anti-inflammatory,antiseptic, rubefacient, and detoxifying actions.

Precautions and Contraindications: Possible skin irritatant when undiluted.

Other Interesting  Information: The layer just under the bark has been stipped and eaten like vermicelli in the spring.

Betula lenta
Wood
Wild
Steam Distilled
USA/Canada

Potentially toxic. Use sparingly and highly diluted. Should not be used when pregnant/lactating or by children or babies.

 


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