Brich or Betula (Latin Name: Betula Pendula) belongs to the Betulaceae family. It grows throughout Europe and North Asia in plains, forests, and wetlands. It responds to temperate climates and is also cultivated as an ornamental plant. It blooms in April. The leaves are collected in late spring or summer, either before they open or when they are fully open.
Health Benefits and Uses
It has been known for hundreds of years for its healing properties. The people of Siberia consider it a sacred plant and the Russians the symbol of spring. Betula has been used as a diuretic in traditional medicine and for this reason, it has been used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, gout, kidney, and digestive disorders. Because betula leaves are rich in potassium, they do not cause potassium deficiency like most diuretics. It is a very beneficial herb for gout as it helps reduce uric acid in the body. Externally it was used as a healer to treat inflammations and skin infections such as eczema and psoriasis.
Available Forms of Betula:
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.