Birch water is a traditional natural drink from Northern and Eastern Europe. For many generations, birch water is harvested for a few weeks in the spring. This is when the birch trees come back to life after winter and the sap moves from the roots up to the growing buds. During this short period, when the trees are filled with nutrients, the sap is carefully tapped from the tree trunk. Birch water has been widely used in traditional medicine for centuries.
- Historical use of birch water in traditional medicineOpen or Close
Birch water has been used for many generations in traditional medicine as a diuretic and to eliminate uric acid and toxins. It also has been used in the prevention of headaches, colds, kidney stones, gout, ulcers, gall stones, rheumatism and arthritis. Traditionally, birch water has been used as a tonic, an antiseptic, and as an agent against parasites. It has also been known to have anti-inflammatory and antipruritic properties. Birch water has been taken to strengthen the immunity system, to stimulate metabolism, and to flush toxins out of the body.