Mild-tasting and caffeine-free, birch leaf tea has multiple health benefits. It is a great source of vitamin C, tannin, and flavonoids. Some claim that birch is useful in preventing viral infections and even cancer. Birch contains powerful diuretic properties that may help in flushing out harmful toxins, uric acid, and excess water from the body. It can also be helpful for maintaining kidney and liver health, as well as for parasite removal.
The anti-inflammatory properties of birch may help it treat conditions like arthritis, high cholesterol, heart, kidney swelling, and cystitis. Birch can also stimulate the digestive system and aid digestion, while its’ nutrients can be effective in strengthening the bones and boosting overall immunity.
This tea is made of birch leaves and birch buds.
Cover the tea leaves with one cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, strain and drink.