Smallflower

Birch Leaves - Cut (Betula verruscosa)

$9.00
Item #11219

High in Vitamin C

Origin: Croatia
German:

Birkinblaetter

Romanian:

Mesteacan

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High in Vitamin C

Birch (Betula verricosa, syn. Betula pendula) or Silver Birch is an elegant, deciduous tree with simple opposing leaves and delicate white bark that peels off in layered sections. It proliferates in temperate climates throughout the northern hemisphere, and has long been appreciated by humans for its beauty and usefulness.

The name Birch likely derives from the ancient Sanskrit word, ‘Bhurga’ meaning, ‘bark used for writing on’. The mild and tannic, slightly bitter leaves are high in vitamin C and salicylates, perfect for steeping into a nutritious tea or infusing in oil for a soothing joint rub.

For many centuries, people from all over the globe have found fresh herbs to be a gentle yet effective health-enhancing blessing. These are our own hand packed loose herbs, packaged in old world apothecary style, air tight brown paper canisters to keep light and moisture out, and freshness in. Use in teas, tinctures, and elixirs.

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Birch Leaves (Betula verruscosa)

About Smallflower

Smallflower is our in-house, private label brand. We’re thrilled to bring you high quality herbs, home fragrances, gift bundles and more. Our goal is to create a modern apothecary experience by providing unique, hard-to-find personal care items and a compassionate customer experience that mirrors what you’ll find in our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary.

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