The Benefits of Birch Essential Oil

The health benefits of Birch Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as a tonic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, analgesic, detoxifying, ant rheumatic, ant arthritic, diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, and febrifuge, germicide, insecticide, and depurative substance. A comparison of the most popular essential oil diffuser types: ultrasonic diffusers, nebulizing diffusers, heat and evaporation diffusers.

There are two types of birch, the White Birch or Silver Birch, which is scientifically known as Betula Pendula (previously known as Betula Alba), and the Black Birch, Sweet Birch, or Cherry Birch whose scientific name is Betula Lenta. The main constituents of birch oil are Salicylic Acid, Methyl Salicylate, Betulene and Betulenol.

Birch varieties are categorized as deciduous trees and have been used as a decorative tree as well as a medicinal plant since ancient times.

Health Benefits of Birch Essential Oil:

Antiseptic & Disinfectant;

These are the two of the most important properties of birch oil. The components responsible for these properties are Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate, two well-known germicides and bactericides in the world of medicine. They protect the skin from both bacterial and fungal infections.

Antidepressant & Stimulant:

Birch Oil is a stimulant by nature. It stimulates the nervous, circulatory, digestive and excretory systems. It also stimulates the endocrine glands that result in more secretions of enzymes and essential hormones. This can play a beneficial role in diseases associated with the improper secretion of hormones, including diabetes, where the enhanced insulin production will help lower the blood sugar levels.

 

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