Birch

Betula spp.

Folk names: Lady of the Woods, Goddess Tree

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Alterative

  • Anodyne

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Counterirritant

  • Deobstruent

  • Depurative

  • Diaphoretic

  • Diuretic

  • Parasiticide

  • Pectoral

  • Stomachic

  • Vulnerary

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Moon, Venus
Element: Water, Fire
Gender: Feminine
Divine Associations:

  • Freyja (Norse) 

  • Idunna (Norse) 

  • Frigg (Norse)

  • Hel (Norse)

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Hua Mu Pi, Hong Hua Pi

Ayurvedic: Bhoj-patra

Parts Used:

  • Bark

  • Leaves

  • Sap (NOT tar which can be toxic)

  • Moxa (Historically the yellow fungous that is excreted from the wood)

  • Catkins

Magical Uses

  • Attracting

  • Birth

  • Calm

  • Cleansing

  • Creativityy

  • Devotional

  • Exorcism

  • Femininity

  • Fertility

  • Growth

  • Healing

  • Initiation

  • Inner Strength

  • New Beginnings

  • Manifesting

  • Personal Power

  • Prosperity

  • Protection

  • Protects Children

  • Psychic Protection

  • Purification

  • Rebirth

  • Record Keeping

  • Renewal

  • Spirituality

  • Warding

  • Writing