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Birch Tar Essential Oil (U.K)

  • Birch Tar Essential Oil (U.K)

Product Name: Birch Tar Essential Oil (U.K)

Botanic Name: Betula alba

Botanical Name: Betula lenta

 

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

 

Description: The Birch tree is a graceful tree about 25m high, which has a pyramidal shape while young. It has bright green leaves and a dark reddish-brown aromatic bark, which his broken into plates or patches. Native to southern Canada and southeastern USA; it now grows also in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe.

 

Aromatic Scent: Birch Sweet has a sweet, sharp, camphoraceous scent that is very fresh and similar to Wintergreen.

 

Common Uses: The chemical constituents in Sweet Birch are credited with being analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pryetic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, diuretic and tonic. It is considered to be an effective addition to many massage oil blends for sore muscles, sprains and painful joints because of these anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.

 

History: Birch bark was historically used by North American native people as a tonic and beverage, as well as to induce heating and bring on a sweat so as to break a fever.

 

Cautions: Birch Sweet Oil is potentially toxic and may cause skin irritation. Use in dilution and avoid during pregnancy.

 

Color: Dark brown to orange liquid. Common Uses: Birch Tar Essential Oil is used for external application in the form of ointment (10%) or soap (10%). It can be used in treatments for eczema, psoriasis, and general dry skin. When mixed with other essential oils it is used as an insect repellent. Consistency: Thick and viscous Note: Base Strength of Aroma: Medium
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