Birch tree water / birch juice – Health benefits of birch sap
Posted on March 20, 2013 by Jan Cisek – The Capital Feng Shui Expert
Birch tree water / juice – Health benefits of birch sap
Birch tree water or birch sap or birch juice is one of best juices you can drink. Birch water is the sap extracted from a birch tree, such as a North American Sweet Birch or a Silver Birch. The birch water is a slightly sweet, thin syrupy-watery liquid. The birch sap contains sugars (namely xylitol), proteins, amino acids, and enzymes. Birch trees have amazing healing properties, i.e. chaga mushrooms that grow on birch trees are traditionally used for many illnesses including cancer.
Birch water from birth trees
Birch water – a traditional drink
Birch water/sap can be drunk as a tonic and it is a traditional beverage in Poland (you can buy birch water in shops in Poland, but unfortunately it’s sweetened with sugar – so avoid that), Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and elsewhere in Northern Europe as well as parts of northern China. It is a living birch water which has restorative and detoxifying properties. The traditional virtues of birch and its efficient removal of toxic substances from the liver and kidneys have been known and appreciated for ages. There are very few phytotherapeutic ingredients that are capable of targeting the body’s two major cleansing and purification systems at the same time.
The benefits of birch water / birch sap
Detoxing benefits of birch water
Birch tree contains powerful diuretic properties that help in flushing out harmful toxins, uric acid, and excess water from the body. This in turn helps in eliminating cellulite (Weleda has been sellingbirch cellulite oil for years now) from the body and treats problems like obesity over time. It also helps in maintaining good kidney and liver health Nowadays, birch sap/water is used across the globe and is considered to be a highly-effective detoxifying agent that targets two key organs:
• The liver (choleresis): by capturing and neutralising toxic waste products
• The kidneys (diuresis): by eliminating and filtering waste through the urinary tract.
Birch water also contains compounds called saponins, which research suggests to have powerfull cholesterol-reducing properties.
Birch water contains only 18 calories per 100ml, less than coconut water.
Birch sap eliminates:
• Toxins that only the liver can process.
These include: alcohol, saturated fat, triglycerides, food coloring, additives, pesticides, remnants of industrially-processed foods, over-cooked fat, and preservatives.
• Waste that only the kidneys can eliminate.
These include: excess salt, uric acid, phosphates, certain medicines, urea, and ammonia. Thanks to these two cleansing properties, birch sap deeply detoxifies the body, making weight loss easier. If you’ve gone overboard over the holidays, then this is the deep detox you require! Birch sap contains natural carbohydrates, organic acids, fruit acids, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, sodium, iron and copper, vitamins B (group), vitamin C. Every year, I consume 8-10 litres of fresh birch sap (and have been for most of my adult life). Birch water destroys uric stones, is effective at treatment of stomach and liver ulcer, headaches, bronchitis, cough, and also at rheumatism, radiculitis and arthritis, removes harmful substances from the body. Regular consumption of birch water has fortifying and tonic action. Above all, birch sap possesses recycling capabilities and stimulates metabolism, it is a fine dietary and refreshing drink.