Betula pubescens comes from Northern Europe. It occupies 1% of French forestland.
It can be found in Siberia and in Greenland.
Birch is often planted in parks and gardens thanks to its white bark and graceful drooping branches. The wood is excellent for sculpture and for cooking utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas. The sap contains approximately 1% sugar. It can be drunk or fermented as wine. Traditionally, it is used in depurative cures, but since the sap contains only a very small amount of flavonoids, it only has a low diuretic effect and will hardly have any effect on the kidneys. Science indicates that for proper detoxification, the extract from the leaves or the bark is preferable.1-5
- An orientational examination of the effects of extracts frommixtures of herbal drugs on selected renal functions
Masteiková R, Klimas R, Samura BB, Savickas A, Samura BA,Belaij SI, Samura IB, Rabisková M, Chalupová Z, Bernatoniene J.
Ceska Slov Farm. 2007 Apr;56(2):85-9.
- Botanical medicines for the urinary tract
World J Urol (2002) 20: 285–293
- Committee On Herbal Medicinal Products - Betula pendulaRoth; Betula pubescens Ehrh., folium
Doc. Ref. EMEA/HMPC/260018/2006
- European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy - Betulaefolium.
ESCOP Monographs. The scientific foundation for herbalmedicinal products, 2-nd ed, Thieme, 2003. pp. 48-51,
- [New aspects for understanding the aquaretic mechanism ofBetulae folium and Solidaginis virgaureae herba].
Melzig MF and Major H.
Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie, 21, 193-196
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