Silver Birch, Betula alba
Parts used: Young leaves and bark, sap and buds.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Flavonoids, Resin, Saponins, Tannins, Bitter glycoside.
Minerals: Potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
Actions: Diuretic, Urinary antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic.
Oedema of kidney origin.
Cystitis, lithiasis, rheumatism, arthritis, gout.
Inflammatory skin conditions, neuralgia.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.