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Birch Leaf

  • Betula pendula
  • Origin: Poland
Birch Leaf


Common Name

Standardized: birch
Other: European white birch, silver birch, weeping birch

Botanical Name

Betula pendula Roth
Plant Family: Betulaceae


Betula verrucosa



The birch is a soft-wooded tree native to northerly climates. The leaves are wedged shaped and have a pleasant odor but a bitter taste. Birch trees 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.


Hyperoside, quercetin.

Parts Used

Dried leaf.

Typical Preparations

Tea or tincture.


For best results, you should also take unsweetened cranberry or blueberry juice.


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.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.