Other: European white birch, silver birch, weeping birch
Betula pendula Roth
Plant Family: Betulaceae
where in the world
habitat and range for birch
Birch is native to Europe, in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes. Its range extends into southwest Asia in the mountains of northern Turkey and the Caucasus.
The Birch bark Birch Leaf is a soft-wooded tree native to northerly climates. The leaves are wedged shaped and have a pleasant odor but a bitter taste. Birch Leaf have a strong connection with the celebration of Beltane. This may be due to the fact that birch trees are among the first to come into leaf, and therefore would have made a obvious choice as a representation of spring. Samuel Coleridge called them the “Lady of the woods”, but this may have been an existing folk term of the time.
Tea or tincture.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1oz, 4oz, 8oz, 1lb