Decoction of birch leaves allows all health curiosities

  1. Curative properties of birch leaves
  2. Features of raw material preparation
  3. Application in folk medicine
  4. Treatment and strengthening of hair
  5. Contraindications

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.

Decoction of birch leaves

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.

The healing properties of birch leaves

Birch broth has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, immunostimulating properties. It is effective:

  • as a preventive and curative remedy for cold ailments;
  • for infectious diseases;
  • with eczemas of hands( in the form of trays);
  • for atherosclerosis and neurasthenia;

  • as prevention of gout and rheumatism in the spring - autumn period;
  • for combating hair loss and dandruff;
  • as a powerful cholagogue.

Attention! Foliage even in dried form retains all its medicinal qualities. Therefore, a decoction of birch leaves can be prepared all year round.

Raw material features

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.

Birch leaves
Birch foliage has a range of useful properties

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.

Application in folk medicine

Classic decoction

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.

Healing Decoction
Decoction of birch leaves is used against many treacherous ailments

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.

Vitamin Drink

Birch leaves include an impressive number of vitamins. Therefore, they are often used for preparation of multivitamin broth:

  • Prepare 1 glass of finely chopped leaves.
  • Pour them with boiling water( 3 cups).
  • Let the broth brew for 3-4 hours.
  • You can add lime juice, honey or sugar to the chilled and filtered beverage to improve flavor.

Drink a drink during the day to quench your thirst, and at the same time and strengthen immunity.

From kidney disease and cystitis

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:

  • Prepare 2 tablespoons of birch leaves, which must be crushed beforehand.
  • Brew them in 500 ml of boiling water.

  • Put mixture on a small fire. It must be boiled for 10 minutes.
  • Broth for 1 hour.

A strained drink is consumed half an hour before a meal. There will be enough 1/3 cup three times a day.

With cholelithiasis of gall bladder atony

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.

For acne, psoriasis, eczema and furunculosis

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.

Drink from a birch leaf
The remedy is prepared from fresh as well as from dry birch leaves

For the treatment of ulcers and improvement of appetite

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.

In addition:

  • Decoction of birch leaves is excellent as a vermifuge. It also helps with bedsores. A compress from it heals fresh wounds.
  • For the successful treatment of eczema bottles of birch leaves are used. Hands put in a decoction for half an hour. After that, they must dry themselves. Do not wipe them. The procedure is carried out three times a day.
  • If you suffer from a toothache, use a tincture made of birch leaves. For this, it is simply applied to a sick tooth.

Treatment and strengthening of hair

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:

  • You will need a glass of dry leaves. Pour them with boiling water.
  • The resulting mixture is placed on a weak fire and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Leave the broth for 2 hours so that it is infused.
  • Strain agent, leaving only liquid.

Use the ready-made decoction during washing your hair or for rinsing your hair.

Decoction of birch buds

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.

Birch buds regenerate hair structure and expel dandruff

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).