26Feb

Birch buds use, medicinal properties, contraindications.

Hello, dear readers. Today I want to talk about birch buds, namely: birch buds application, medicinal properties, contraindications. I found an interesting fact, the name of the birch came from the word "cherish", not for nothing did the Slavs guard the birch at all times, personified the tree with light and purity. The people knew about the healing properties of birch, birch buds from a long time ago. Birch is valued in the spring, it is in the spring harvested birch buds, as well as birch sap. Who is interested in information about birch sap, you can see it here, I just recently wrote about the benefits of birch sap. And today I want to tell you about birch buds. So, let's start with the collection of birch buds.

Collection of birch buds.

Birch buds are harvested in the spring during the period of their swelling. It's around the end of April, the beginning of May. Collect birch buds when they are not yet opened and exactly when the birch sap moves along the trunk. Too early to collect birch buds is not worth it because there are very few useful substances in them. Dry them in a ventilated room or in a dryer, at a temperature of 30 degrees. To store already ready dried raw materials it is necessary in a glass container or in paper bags, also a cotton bag is suitable for storing birch buds.

Birch buds are medicinal properties.

Birch buds are prepared with decoctions and infusions, and they are used for therapeutic purposes.

  • For colds.
  • With diseases of the bladder.
  • Birch buds are used as a febrifuge, at a high body temperature.
  • Used as a blood cleanser.
  • Birch buds are used as a diuretic for edema of cardiac origin.
  • Birch buds are used for joint pain, rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis.
  • Birch buds are used in painful menstruation.

Birch buds. Contraindications.

  • Birch buds are contraindicated for gallstones.
  • When pregnant and lactating.
  • With renal failure.
  • When allergic to birch pollen.
  • Birch buds are contraindicated for individual intolerance.

Birch buds application.

Birch buds can be collected and dried by yourself, and you can buy them in a pharmacy and apply.

How to cook an infusion of birch buds? Use a thermos for a present.2 tablespoons of kidneys fill the floor with a liter of boiling water, insist in a thermos for 6 hours. Next, the infusion is filtered and taken during the day in three divided doses.

How to cook a decoction of birch buds? To prepare the broth we need a glass of water and 10 grams of birch buds, put it all on a slow fire, boil for 10 minutes, filter and add another 200 ml.warm water. We take three times a day for one tablespoon.

Alcoholic tincture from birch buds. We need 1 part of the kidneys and 5 parts of alcohol. Birch buds well grind, you can use a mortar for this. Insist in a dark place one week. Drink a teaspoon three times a day.

Alcohol tincture can be used for gum disease, for toothache, for joint pain, for bedsores.

When cold, use infusion of birch buds, it lowers the temperature, reduces body aches. Infusion is better to drink in a warm form.

Now you also know how to apply birch buds. Therapeutic properties and contraindications to the use of birch buds, you know.