Birch leaves are a real treasure of useful substances. A rich chemical composition is represented by flavonoids, essential oils, ascorbic acids, tannins and dozens of minerals. All these microelements are designed to heal the cardiovascular system, the stomach, the liver and the kidneys.
Leaves also include carotene, irreplaceable for the eyes, and pectins responsible for the normal functioning of the intestine. To make this healing army work for your organism, it is recommended to drink a decoction of birch leaves, known for its multifaceted effects.
Birch broth has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, immunostimulating properties. It is effective:
Attention! Foliage even in dried form retains all its medicinal qualities. Therefore, a decoction of birch leaves can be prepared all year round.
Raw materials are harvested throughout the summer. But it is better to complete the collection before the Trinity. Leaves by this time are saturated with phytoncides - volatile substances that have a harmful effect on harmful microorganisms. Coniferous forest is famous for its high concentration of these substances. But it is the leaves of the birch that make it possible to organize a healing climate in the halls of a house or apartment. This is due to the fact that in the drying process they release volatile products in large quantities.
The raw materials are collected in paper bags or baskets during harvesting. For collection it is impossible to use polyethylene bags - the leaves in them quickly preyut and lose some useful properties. After completing the workpiece, spread them in a thin layer on the newspaper away from sunlight and preferably in a draft.
Warning! Dried raw materials should be stored in baskets or paper bags, but not longer than 2 years. After this period leaves become useless.
Healing birch broth crushes many ailments: bladder and kidney diseases, liver inflammation, rheumatism in the acute phase, skin diseases, duodenal ulcers and stomach. The remedy also helps with maternal fever and weakened immunity. Birch broth is actively used to treat hair and fight against dandruff.
To prepare the preparation, brew 4 teaspoons of raw material with a glass of boiling water. After cooling the broth, add 2 g of baking soda into it and leave to stand for 5-6 hours. Drink a drink in 2 divided doses with a time interval of 4 hours.
To create a warming compress, birch leaves need to be ground in a mortar, and then pour steep boiling water. The compress is applied to the diseased part of the body for 1.5-2 hours.
Warning! Along with the infusion of leaves, it is very useful and a decoction of birch buds.
Birch leaves include an impressive number of vitamins. Therefore, they are often used for preparation of multivitamin broth:
Drink a drink during the day to quench your thirst, and at the same time and strengthen immunity.
Birch leaves are used to eliminate edema and pain syndromes in these diseases. Decoction of birch leaves in this case is prepared according to the following scheme:
A strained drink is consumed half an hour before a meal. There will be enough 1/3 cup three times a day.
1 tablespoon of dried and chopped leaves, pour 500 ml of boiling water. Cook the broth on the stove and cook on a weak flame for 5-7 minutes. Then insist 2-3 hours. Chilled and filtered food, drink 0.5 cup three times a day for 30 minutes before you sit down at the table.
1 teaspoon of dry and finely chopped raw material pour a liter of boiling water. Allow the mixture to stand for 3-4 hours. In the strained broth of birch leaves add a pinch of baking soda and take 3-4 times a day for 0.5 cup for 30 minutes before a meal.
An alcoholic tincture made of birch leaves and kidneys is prepared for the healing of ulcers and improve appetite. To do this, they are taken in equal parts - 25 grams and poured 500 ml of vodka. The infusion is left for 10 days in a dark place. Then take three times a day for 1.5 teaspoons before meals.
Birch leaves have a positive effect not only on the body, but also on the hair and scalp. Birch broth for hair - an effective remedy for hair loss and dandruff. It is prepared as follows:
Use the ready-made decoction during washing your hair or for rinsing your hair.
For strengthening hair actively use a decoction of birch buds. He resolutely deals with dandruff and with alopecia( baldness) in the initial stage. In addition, it strengthens weakened hair, eliminates excess fat and gives the hair a glossy shine.
Recipe for classic hair broth with birch buds: Take 1 teaspoon of dry buds and pour 200 ml of boiling water over them. Boil the mixture on a low flame for about 15 minutes. Cool and strain.
Rinse your hair after washing your head with warm liquid with apple or wine vinegar( take 2 teaspoons of vinegar per 1 liter).This action will help reduce the fat content of hair and reduce the manifestations of dandruff.
Warning! Ready-made broth from birch buds can be stored no longer than 3 days.
Among the contraindications can be identified only individual intolerance( birch leaves, juice, kidneys) and chronic kidney disease( especially if you have acute glomerulonephritis).
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