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    Betula verrucosa Ehrh,
    Betula pubescens Ehrh
    Birch warty,
    Birch fluffy


    In national medicine have kidney application, leaves and juice as birches warty - Betula verrucosa Ehrh., and birches fluffy - Betula pubescens Ehrh. The Ukrainian names: a birch borodavchasta i a birch puhnata; the Polish: brzoza brodawkowata i brzoza omszona.

    Family : Betulaceae - birch.

    The Birch warty is an ordinary tree of the deciduous and mixed woods. The birch fluffy differs from the first that its branches and a branch, and also leaves from below (especially in corners of veins) have hairs (young - velvet), and also that the birch fluffy grows in cruder places.

    Young leaves collect in the spring, usually in May, dry in a shade; kidneys collect in the early spring when they were not dismissed yet and sticky from resinous substances. In the winter the collected kidneys consider in the people ineffective. For preparation of kidneys usually cut off young branches and connected in friable snopiki dry on attics or even in furnaces (for example, after vypekanija bread), and then kidneys obdergivajut from branches or it is simple obbivajut. Juice collect in the early spring, doing in a trunk cuts into which insert tubes or other adaptations for a juice drain.

    From birch kidneys prepare spirit tincture. Take 30,0 g and more kidneys on 1 l approximately 70 ° spirit. This tincture is accepted by 3 times a day on 15 - 20 drops on a water spoon at a stomach ulcer, at an indigestion, at frustration and different pains in a stomach, and also at a dropsy (arisen from an inflammation of kidneys) at any other kinds of nephritic sufferings, against small round worms (ostrits and askarid), at illnesses of a skin, a bladder; naruzhno: for treatment of wounds (washing, a lotion), for vtirany (together with inside) at rheumatism.

    Instead of spirit tinctures use also broth from birch kidneys: 5,0 - 10,0 g on 1 glass of water also drink on 3 glasses in day in the same cases, as well as drops.

    If there are no kidneys with the same success apply broth or napar young leaves: 10,0 g on 1 glass of water. It is considered that all these birch parts (kidneys, leaves, juice) have property well to influence a metabolism to delete from an organism any harmful ballast and harmful substances at infectious illnesses. Broth or napar from kidneys or leaves in the same dose give to women during time menstruatsy for simplification of an exit of blood, and in the postnatal period, beginning from 12th day after the delivery, for simplification and acceleration of postnatal clarifications. Birch leaves and kidneys are a part of different mixes of herbs.

    Spring juice of a birch ("схЁхчютшъ") it is considered krovoochistitelnym means and as define in the people, "ючфюЁртыштр¦Ёшь" blood. It accept on 3 glasses in day or "ad libitum" at skin illnesses, all ekzemah, lishajah, rashes, etc., at a maternity fever and at illnesses with a heat; it is considered a diuretic, it is applied, at venereal illnesses, at a gout, arthritises, rheumatism and at a scurvy.

    If under rukoju is not present either kidneys, or leaves, juice, for example, in winter, use broth from young branches of a birch. Such broth drink as well at a dropsy, an inflammation of kidneys, a bladder and at stones of these bodies.

    Birch tar uses the people for destruction of scabby pincers for natirany, and sometimes and inside on some drops (at infectious illnesses and in some other cases).

    Storage . Young birch leaves are stored in the boxes which have been laid out by a paper, and kidneys press in bricks and put in densely closed boxes (better tin).