They are rich in essential oils, flavonoids – anti-inflammatory substances, yeasts, resins, fatty oils, vitamins, minerals.
Birch buds have long been known to have healing properties. They treat diseases of the stomach and duodenum, and relieve inflammatory processes in the lungs and liver. Birch buds improve appetite.
Both tradition and modern medicine believe that birch buds, leaves and sap stimulate metabolism and help remove unnecessary substances from the body.
They have a diuretic, sweat-promoting, disinfecting and antiseptic effect. Used in chronic gastritis, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, liver disease, rheumatism, for blood purification, skin diseases, as well as swelling caused by heart disease.Birch bud infusion facilitates expectoration, promotes sweating.
Preparations prepared from these raw materials stimulate the release of bile and urine, improve blood circulation, and are used to treat chronic bladder inflammation, rheumatism, gastric and duodenal ulcers, and atherosclerosis. Birch is used as an antiseptic agent that relieves expectoration and promotes sweating, so it is also suitable for respiratory diseases – laryngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis. Dermatological diseases, Respiratory system, Urinary and genital system, Digestive system and metabolism
Active substances of birch buds: essential oil (consisting of: betulene, naphthalene, betulol, betulenic acid), tannins, resins, flavonoids (quercetin, isorhamnetin, kaempferol, apigenin), organic acids, saponins, fatty acids, alkaloids.
Birch preparations treat at least 100 diseases. They have a positive effect on metabolism, remove uric acid and other unnecessary substances from the body, and help to lose weight.
The dried buds have a pleasant smell and astringent taste and are stored for two years. They are rich in essential oils, flavonoids – substances that treat inflammation, leavens, resins, fatty oils, vitamins, minerals.
Infusion of birch buds relieves expectoration, promotes sweating. Buds alone should not be used in renal failure, as they irritate the renal parenchyma. And leaf preparations do not irritate the kidneys, and their phytoncides kill many microorganisms.
Decoction of buds. 10 g of buds are poured into 200 g of hot (80 degrees C) water, heated in a water bath for 30 minutes, kept until cool, and strained. Boiled water is added to the original volume. A tablespoon is taken 3-4 times a day.
Various infusions and decoctions are prepared from the buds: pour one tablespoon of the raw material into a glass of boiling water and, after placing the container with the decoction in a water bath, heat it for another 15 minutes. The cooled infusion is strained – it should be drunk three times a day before meals. Another way is to pour two tablespoons of birch buds into a glass of boiling water, heat for about 20 minutes. and let it cool, drink a third of a glass 3-4 times a day.
In folk medicine, birch buds soaked in alcohol are used as medicine. If you fill them with a pint of vodka and keep them in a dark place for at least two weeks, you will have a remedy for stomach and pancreatic disorders. A teaspoon of infusion with half a glass of water should be drunk three times a day before meals.