25 November 2008

Botanical Name
Betula alba

Origin
This decorative tree is native to the northern hemisphere

Color
Pale yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Viscous

Aroma
Birch oil has a balsamic smell

Extraction Method
Crude Birch tar is extracted by slow destructive distillation from the bark
This is subsequently steam-distilled to yield a rectified birch tar oil

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Betulenol and Sesquiterpenes

Therapeutic properties
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, febrifuge and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Helpful in cases of poor circulation
  • Helpful in the accumulation of toxins in the muscles
  • For arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pains, edema and cellulite
Precaution
White Birch oil is generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should be avoided during pregnancy due to possible irritation occurring

Blend With
Benzoin, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Rosemary

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