Birch Bark - Betula Lenta
Birch Bark - Betula Lenta
Birch Bark - Betula Lenta

Birch Bark - Betula Lenta

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Birch Bark Tea as home remedy for dandruff and hair fall

Birch Bark - Betula Lenta

Origin: United States 

Used part: Bark


The birch, scientific name Betula pendula, is the name of a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae, which also belongs to hazel. Native to Asia and Europe, the birch is a small or medium-sized tree with temperate northern hemisphere characteristics, with alternating and simple leaves that can be lobed or toothed, and its fruit is a small fruit tree. Due to its properties, the birch, also popularly known as white birch or birch, can be used as a medicinal plant.

Health benefits:

The birch has a number of medicinal properties, including its antirheumatic, depurative, antiseptic, anticonvulsive, diuretic, healing, sweating, antiseborreic, laxative, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and digestive stimulant properties.

The leaves are antibacterial and, along with the diuretic properties, it is effective in removing toxins from the body and purifying the blood, relieving infections, inflammation and pain. Due to its medicinal properties, the birch is indicated as a supplement in the treatment of renal cramps, urethritis, jaundice, edema, cystitis, muscle aches, psoriasis, to prevent urinary and renal calculi, skin irritation, rheumatism, gout, baldness and dandruff.

This plant is often used to heal and relieve burns, bruises, wounds and eczema. During bathing, it can assist in the treatment of rashes and the healing of bruises. The birch leaves have diuretic action and therefore this plant also enters the composition of herbal diuretic tea or herbal tea to treat the kidneys and bladder.

This plant continues to be studied, as there are indications that it would also have anticancer potential. Among the constituents of the birch are the flavonoids (derived from quercetin), tannins, essential oil and saponins.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Kidney cramps
  • Cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Jaundice
  • Muscle aches
  • Skin irritation
  • Psoriasis
  • Gout
  • Baldness
  • Dandruff
  • Hair growth
  • Purify the blood


  1. Infuse 1 tablespoon of birch in a liter of boiling water
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside for 10 minutes
  3. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day.


The use of the birch can trigger allergic reactions and contact with the resin the tree produces can cause irritation to sensitive skin. In this case, the recommendation is for immediate suspension of plant use. The birch is contraindicated for pregnant women and for people with heart disease, kidney disease and hemophiliacs. Remember to always consult a doctor of your confidence to make sure that a particular medicine (including natural!) Can really be used in your specific case.