Useful properties of birch buds and their application

Birch buds are a natural, environmentally friendly medicinal raw material, the useful properties of which have been known for a very long time. Previously, the kidneys were used only in folk medicine. Today they are recognized as official medicine and are an important component of many medications. A wide range of applications of this natural raw material is due to the rich composition and huge list of medicinal properties.

  • chemical composition
  • Useful properties
  • Indications
  • Application
  • Broth
  • Infusion
  • alcoholate
  • For oral
  • For application topically
  • Ointment
  • Recipe 1
  • Recipe 2
  • Recipe 3
  • Lotion
  • extract
  • alcoholic
  • aqueous
  • Recipes
  • Usage in folk medicine
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  • purulents From helminthosis
  • From hemorrhoids
  • From liver diseases
  • From dry cough and bronchitis
  • From cold
  • From sinusitis
  • From headache and insomnia
  • From duodenal ulcer and stomach
  • For the prevention of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
  • With climax
  • From erosion of the cervix
  • For treatment of rash in children
  • From lamblias in children
  • From edema
  • From obesity
  • Whendeposition of salts
  • Application in home cosmetology
  • Balm for dry skin
  • Mask against acne
  • Compression of wrinkles and bags under the eyes
  • Mask for strengthening hair
  • Rinser
  • Bathss for smooth skin
  • Contraindications
  • Procurement and storage

Chemical composition

Birch buds have a rich set of useful components:

  • essential oils( butulin and naphthalene, about 8%) - exude a specific balsamic flavor;
  • phytoncides - have an antibacterial effect;
  • flavonoids and saponins - destroy viruses, fungi, bacteria and other pathogens;
  • ascorbic acid;
  • vitamins C, A, PP;
  • fructose;
  • glucose;
  • alkaloids;
  • aromatic resins;
  • amino acids;

  • triterpene alcohols;
  • iron;
  • calcium;
  • magnesium;
  • tannins.
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Useful properties

Modern traditional medicine distinguishes the following medicinal properties of birch buds:

  • diuretic;
  • choleretic;
  • diaphoretic;
  • wound healing;
  • disinfectant;
  • expectorant;
  • is an analgesic;
  • is a blood-cleansing;
  • is an anti-inflammatory;
  • antibacterial.
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Birch buds are good for infectious diseases and inflammatory processes, such as:

  • purulent infections and inflammations( eczema, psoriasis, pressure sores, burns, cuts, ulcers);
  • parasitic and fungal skin lesions;
  • intestinal typhus;
  • poisoning, indigestion;
  • edema caused by cardiac dysfunction;
  • stomatitis, periodontal disease, gingivitis;
  • tracheitis, bronchitis;
  • arthritis, arthrosis, sciatica, rheumatism;
  • stomach ulcer;
  • hepatitis;
  • inflammation of the bile ducts of the gallbladder;
  • inflammation in the kidneys and ureters.

Birch buds are also taken to strengthen immunity, however, it is important to understand that this medication acts on everyone in its own way.

Useful properties and contra-indications of drinking water with lemon on an empty stomach
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Application of

Medicines based on birch buds have unique healing properties.

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According to the classic recipe, you need to fill in with 200 milliliters of water 5-6 buds( about 10 grams), boil for 15 minutes, and after cooling drain. Drink a drink daily for 100 milliliters for 2-3 hours before or after eating.

It will enrich the body with vitamins, restore strength after the flu and colds, suitable for rinsing mouth and throat with periodontal disease, tonsillitis, stomatitis. Decoction reduces swelling, has choleretic and diuretic properties.

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In a thermos, brew 200 ml of boiling water 20 grams of birch buds and leave for 2-3 hours. Ready to filter and take 15-30 milliliters three times a day for 30 minutes before meals. This is an effective diuretic, anti-inflammatory and tonic. Steady for at least 6 hours the agent is indicated for diabetes mellitus.

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Alcohol tincture

Beneficial effect on the body in problems of the gastrointestinal tract, helminthiosis, poor appetite, ulcer, pulmonary tuberculosis, upper respiratory tract diseases, migraines, bladder diseases, dyspepsia and dysentery in children, liver diseases and aftersevere stress.

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For ingestion of

Crush 20 grams of dried buds and pour alcohol( 70%) in the amount of 100 milliliters( alcohol can be replaced with quality vodka).Three weeks of tincture to store in a dark cool place, regularly mixing. After the composition is filtered, and the precipitate is wrung out. For a quarter of an hour before a meal, dilute 25 drops of liqueur in 15 milliliters of water and take.

As an anti-inflammatory and anesthetic, this alcoholic tincture is recommended to start taking with gout, joint pain, treatment of small irritations and skin erosions, acute form of eczema, treatment of arthritis in the form of compresses and rubbing, and also to remove toothache in the form of rinses.

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For external use

Rubbed birch buds in a mortar, pour alcohol( vodka), keeping the proportion 1: 5.After 7 days the tincture will be ready. For healing and disinfection, wipe the wounds and abrasions.

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Before bedtime ointment rub off the aching joints. In addition to rheumatism, it is very useful in eczema.

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Recipe 1

Put butter( 0.8 kg) and birch buds alternately in the enameled pan. Cover the dishes with a lid, wrap with foil and place in a warm oven or battery. After 18-24 hours, the resulting ointment squeezed through the cheesecloth and add 5 grams of camphor to enhance the therapeutic effect.

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Recipe 2

Pour 20 grams of birch buds in a volume of 250 milliliters. Strain the infusion and mix with melted lanolin in equal parts. The frozen pasty mixture is ready for use.

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Recipe 3

Lay the layer of 2 centimeters on the bottom of the pot, cut into pieces, pork fat, and on top - birch buds in a layer of 1 centimeter. In a preheated oven, put the closed pan for 12 hours.

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To restore elasticity to the skin, smooth minor wrinkles, eliminate acne, acne, dryness and inflammation will help regular application of lotion from birch buds.

Slightly dried buds to grind and mix with vodka( 1: 5).Close the jar and place it in a dark place for 7 days. After filtering through gauze. Prepare the finished lotion with an equal volume of boiled water and wipe the face with it every morning.

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Thirty-four days to insist 250 grams of birch buds on 500 milliliters of vodka. After filter and collect the extract in a sterile glass bottle. For a general increase in the tone of the body, birch extract can be added to juice or warm tea for 5-6 drops several times a day for adults and children from 6 years 3-5 drops at a time.

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From dandruff and hair loss helps rinsing with water with the addition of 30 drops of extract per 1000 milliliters of water. It can also be used to treat wounds and abrasions, rubs, compresses and baths with radiculitis, rheumatism, rashes and acne.

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Combine 500 milliliters of boiling water, 20 grams of kidney and a pinch of baking soda. Infuse 6-8 hours, warming the capacity of a towel. The strained extract is suitable for rinsing and rinsing with stomatitis, rhinitis, and angina.

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Application in folk medicine

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abscesses Pour 60 grams of dry or fresh birch buds with a glass of water, boil on low heat and add 20 grams of sage. Cooled liquid to make lotions or wipe problem areas. Store in a cool place.

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From helminthiosis

Mix dry ingredients:

  • 45 grams of birch buds;
  • for 25 grams of root aira and tansy;
  • 15 grams of yarrow;
  • for 6 grams of wormwood and mint;
  • 5 grams of celandine.

Two tablespoons of the collection pour 500 milliliters of boiling water and simmer on a steam bath for 15-25 minutes. Cool the broth to use 100 milliliters for half an hour before meals, twice a day.

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From hemorrhoids

In the treatment of such a delicate problem will help the oil tincture for microclysters.

Pulverize a glass of kidney in a mortar and pour over 600 milliliters of vegetable oil. Insist 40 days in a dark place, regularly shaking a vessel with a tincture. Then add 1 tablespoon of dry St. John's wort, yarrow and chamomile, and insist another 20 days.

After the required time, tincture should be boiled for 30 minutes on low heat. After that, insist for 3 more days. As a result, you need to make microclysters ready tincture twice a day until the symptoms disappear.

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From liver diseases

A tablespoon of immortelle and 40 grams of birch buds, pour a glass of water, boil for 10 minutes on low heat and leave in a warm. Take infusion three times a day for 45 milliliters.

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From dry cough and bronchitis

A teaspoon of birch buds to brew in a glass of boiling water. In the same proportions brew chamomile in a separate bowl. Combine the cooled infusions and drink the medicine for 30-45 milliliters after each meal.

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For cold

A teaspoonful of dried birch buds to brew in 250 milliliters of boiling water, to insist 10 minutes, to drink before bed instead of tea, with the addition of sugar or honey.

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From sinusitis

Pour birch buds with vodka in a ratio of 1: 5.Keep in a dark warm place, shaking regularly until the infusion becomes brown.

Folded in 5 times a piece of cotton fabric, moisten with the received liquid and attach to the head, covering completely the entire forehead and even the eyebrows. Top the cover with a plastic wrap, put on a warm hat and leave it overnight. After the procedure, it is not recommended to go out at least until lunch.

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From a headache and insomnia

A mixture of 40 grams of kidney and half a glass of vodka to insist 20 days, strain and drink three times a day for 25-30 drops half an hour before meals.

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From peptic ulcer of stomach and duodenum

Put 100 grams of dry St. John's wort and birch buds in a dark bowl, and pour 500 milliliters of vodka. Insist 10 days, then strain.

Take a medication for 1 teaspoon 15-25 minutes before meals, three times a day for at least two weeks. The course is recommended to be conducted during the period of exacerbation of the disease - in the spring and in the autumn.

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For the prevention of oncological diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Mix dry ingredients:

  • for 30 grams of birch buds and mountain ash berries;
  • for 20 grams of pion root and bitter wormwood;
  • for 10 grams of root of ara, buckwheat grass and medicinal clover;
  • 5 grams of hemlock;
  • 1 gram of celandine.

Fill the collection with 1 liter of red wine and insist for about 2 weeks. Take before meals( 3-4 times a day) for 35-40 drops of tincture diluted with a third glass of milk or water.

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With climax

The beneficial properties of birch buds include the normalization of blood pressure and the relief of the condition of women during menopausal hot flashes.

Brew in thermos:

  • 6 grams of dry cuff grass;
  • 6 grams of dry yarrow;
  • 15 grams of dry birch buds;
  • 12 grams of dry wild mint;
  • 500 milliliters of boiling water.

Leave for 12 hours. Drink up to 5 times a day for half a glass. After a two-week course to make a one-month break, then treatment can be repeated.

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From erosion of cervix

Half an hour boil on a steam bath a glass of water and 15 grams of birch buds. At the same time, brew in a glass of steep boiling water 12 grams of grass cuffs. Both broth strain and mix. Do not douch for at least 10 consecutive days.

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For the treatment of rashes in children

Pour a liter of boiling water 40 grams of birch buds and 20 grams of calendula inflorescences. Boil for 3 minutes and strain. To add in water for bathing of the child within 7 days. Store the broth in a cool place.

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From lamblias in children

Mix in one bowl:

  • 45 grams of birch buds;
  • 6 grams of wormwood wormwood;
  • for 12 grams of tansy and yarrow;
  • 6 grams of mint.

Two tablespoons of the mixture and 500 milliliters of boiling water on a water bath for 20-25 minutes. For 50 grams of broth give the child three times a day for half an hour before meals. A bitter mixture can be diluted with honey. The recommended course of treatment is 1 week. You can repeat the course in a month.

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From edema

Twenty grams of birch buds brew ¼ liter of boiling water, add ½ teaspoon baking soda. The container with the mixture should be wrapped and left for an hour in a warm place. Filtered infusion drink half a cup before meals.

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From obesity

Powder into powder a mixture of equal volumes of dry components: immortelle, St. John's wort, birch buds, chamomile inflorescences. Pour a teaspoonful of powder with 250 milliliters of boiling water and cover with a lid. For weight loss, cooled down infusion, drink daily for a month on an empty stomach for 250 milliliters.

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After depositing

salts Twenty grams of kidney and 250 milliliters of water bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes over low heat. After insisting in the thermos for 1 hour. Filtered infusion to drink 30 milliliters after each meal.

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Application in home cosmetology

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Balm for dry skin

Half a cup of sesame or olive oil pour 45 grams of birch buds and insist 20 days. Finished balm to filter and apply to the face with massage movements before going to bed.

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Mask from acne

Combine in equal volumes the dried flowers of chamomile, calendula and birch buds. Two spoons of a dry mixture to dissolve boiling water to the formation of gruel and apply in a warm form to the face. After 15 minutes, rinse.

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Compress from wrinkles and bags under the eyes

Compress from a warm decoction of birch buds is better done at night. The recipe of the broth is indicated above.

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Mask for strengthening hair


  • 1 teaspoon of birch buds, dry chamomile and nettle;
  • 2 teaspoons of lanolin;
  • 70 milliliters of olive oil.

Half an hour to soak the composition in a water bath. After cooling, add 1 egg yolk and juice of one lemon. Stir, apply rubbing movements on the hair, cover with a cap of cellophane and wrap it with a towel. After 1.5-2 hours wash off with shampoo.

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For the prevention of various problems with hair, it is recommended to rinse the curls with a warm broth of birch buds. The recipe of the broth is indicated above.

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Baths for smooth skin

Three hundred grams of birch buds pour 1000 milliliters of boiling water and stand a day. Ready infusion add to the bath of 10 milliliters per liter of water. The recommended duration of such a bath is 25 minutes, but not more.

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If you need to use birch kidneys for medical purposes, you should get a doctor's consultation. There are no direct contraindications for the use of the remedy, but there are conditions in which caution should be exercised:

  • individual intolerance of the components;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • of the urinary system;
  • kidney failure.
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Procurement and storage of

Qualitative and proven birch buds can be purchased at a pharmacy, but those who want to procure raw materials need to adhere to the following rules:

  1. Collect kidneys during the period of swelling from January to April, when the leaves have not yet passed through. At this very time, the birch sap moves along the trunk of the birch. The kidneys are brownish brown, sometimes greenish at the base. The smell is characteristic balsamic, intensifying when rubbed. The taste is oily, slightly astringent.
  2. Collect them manually or cut them with branches and leaves, and after drying, thresh.
  3. Do not harvest kidneys in rainy weather.
  4. It is important to collect raw materials in the country, away from the trails and industrial facilities.
  5. Dry the kidneys in the open air or in dehydrators at a temperature of 25-30 degrees.
  6. Finished raw materials are best stored in glass containers or in cloth and paper bags.
If you adhere to the rules of harvesting and drying birch buds retain useful properties up to 2 years.
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