Rich in mineral salts and full of beneficial properties, the birch plant is excellent for the body: let's find out why
Birch sap is an excellent extract for the body and has a powerful detox effect. It has many beneficial properties that make it a widely used plant, especially by women.
There are periods in our lives when we feel stressed and very physically burdened. This happens especially in winter, due to a more sedentary routine than in summer and a heavier diet. How can we purify ourselves and face the summer months to the fullest? One of the most popular solutions is birch: known in Europe as a "renal plant", its sap has numerous purifying and draining properties. Thanks to its wealth of mineral salts – including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium – it is perfect to deflate the legs, clean the body, speed up the metabolism, fight cholesterol and burn fat. It is also excellent as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and natural pain reliever. Thanks to its diuretic properties, moreover, it is a valid ally to prevent cystitis which, especially in summer, affects many women.
Birch sap is extracted by making an incision on the trunk and is treated at very low temperatures. This means that the minerals that make it a beneficial plant for the body remain unaffected. There are three main ways in which birch is marketed: as sap, as a mother tincture and as a juice. The first – that is the liquid extracted directly from the trunk – is taken pure in a small glass. The second is diluted in water with the dropper, while the third is an infusion of birch leaves and is not extracted from the trunk.
Thanks to its diuretic and draining properties, birch is an excellent remedy against the imperfections caused by cellulite.
Being a natural plant, taking birch does not present any particular contraindications. In any case it is good to consult a doctor to make sure you are not allergic to some of its components and avoid it if you are taking other diuretics.
In Italy the birch plant grows mainly in Piedmont and Lombardy, but it is also possible to find it in Abruzzo, on Etna and in the Campania Apennines. Shrubs can reach up to thirty meters in height.