A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Birch, Hydrangea and Dandelion

Other Names: Birch, Silver Birch, White Birch, Bouleau, Berke, Bereza, Weeping Birch, European Weeping Birch, Lady of the Woods, Betula Pendula (formerly ALBA)
Traditional Usages:  Kidney Stones, Bladder Stones, Gargle for Sore Mouth, Oedema, Birch Leaves tea for Gout, Rheumatism and Dropsy, Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for Convulsions, Dysentery, Hemorrhoids and Skin Diseases, Urinary Tract Diseases
Resources: Britain, Europe, Asia, Siberia, North America,
Parts Used: Bark, Leaves, Sap, Oil
Administration Method: Ground herb or dry extracts for teas, freshly pressed birch leaves juice for oral use.
Herb Action: Diuretic
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Before taking Birch consult a medical profesional if you are taking Aspirin or Blood Thinning Medications

Birch, Hydrangea and Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Cystitis: 1 teaspoon of birch leaves (a natural diuretic that reduces cystitis pain); 1 teaspoon of dandelion (cleanses the liver and flushes kidneys relieving bladder pain); 1 teaspoon of hydrangea (good for flushing the urinary tract). Mix all herbs and add boiling water. Simmer for one minute. Strain and drink two cups a day. Eat plenty blueberries, they have been just as good as cranberry juice for relieving cystitis symptoms.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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