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Betula is a genus of deciduous hardwood trees in the birch family (Betulaceae) and is native to boreal climates of the Northern Hemisphere. North American Indian tribes had many uses for birch bark and it is being studied for its anticancer properties, as a diuretic, and to treat symptoms of HIV.

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Please enjoy this information on birch made available through the generosity of The Actives Factory’s adoption.




Additional ABC Birch Resources 

HerbalGram article

Betulinic Acid From Birch Bark May Treat Melanoma. 1996; 36:18.

HerbClip reviews

Traditional Uses and Pharmacological Properties of the Genus Betula. HC# 031542-528, September 15, 2015

Birch Bark Extract Produces Beneficial Effects in Patients with Hepatitis C
. HC# 101134-439, December 30, 2011

The Various Uses of Birch. HerbClip News. December 30, 2011


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