Birch is the Betula genus of tree belonging to the Betulaceae family of plants. There are roughly 50 species of birch trees found in the northern regions and the Arctic. Birch trees are also used in herbal medicine, including the tree’s leaves and paperlike bark.1
Birch Health Uses and Health Benefits
Birch tree health benefits include being a natural; antioxidant and anti-inflammatory treatment. For this reason, birch is taken as a health tonic to remedy a variety of conditions including arthritis and gout. For kidney and urinary problems, birch acts as a detoxifier, helping to eliminate toxins and impurities causing infection and kidney or gallbladder stones.2
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