Starwest Botanicals, Birch, Bark, 1 lb Whole Herb
Botanical Name: Betula pubescens
Common Names: White Birch, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch
Birch bark has the scientific name of betula pubenscens. Native to the northern hemisphere's temperate and sub-arctic zones, the birch tree's outer layer has had many different uses over the centuries, ranging from writing paper to the manufacture of canoes. In fact, the birch tree was an object of worship and veneration among the pagan Slavs of early Russia, where it is still the national tree.
Like other natural herbs, the bark of the betula pubenscens or birch tree has many uses. It is high in a compound called betulin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It is important to understand that simply because something is an organic herb does not mean it can simply be used unadvisedly. Birch bark has no known harmful effects, but it is estimated that as many as 20% of those suffering from hay fever may be allergic to the betula pubescens' pollen grains. Such individuals should avoid birch bark. Dried herbs, root extracts, essential oils and even bark of the betula pubescens can be effective for many things, but it is important to educate one's self before beginning any herbal regimen.
1 lb Whole Herb in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Birch Bark Whole Herb (Betula pubescens)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
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