DoTERRA Birch Essential Oil

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Birch oil has a strong, penetrating aroma that most people recognize as wintergreen. Although birch (Betula lenta) is completely unrelated to wintergreen, the two are almost identical in chemical constituents. Early uses of birch by the American Indians and early Eurpean settlers included a tea flavored with the birch bark. Today that same flavor is copied in a synthetically made methyl salicylate and is widely used as a flavoring agent for root beer, chewing gum, and toothpaste. Birch has also been used historically in massage oil for sore muscles.

Health Benefits of Birch Essential Oil

Antidepressant & Stimulant: Birch Oil is a stimulant by nature. It stimulates the nervous, circulatory, digestive and excretory systems. It also stimulates the endocrine glands that result in more secretions of enzymes and essential hormones. This can play a beneficial role in diseases associated with the improper secretion of hormones, including diabetes, where the enhanced insulin production will help lower the blood sugar levels.

Analgesic & Antispasmodic: Birch oil is helpful in reducing pain in the joints and muscles, as well as pain associated with headaches and toothaches. It is also antispasmodic and relieves cramping throughout the body.

Antiseptic & Disinfectant: These are the two of the most important properties of birch oil. The components responsible for these properties are Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate, two well-known germicides and bactericides in the world of medicine. They protect the skin from both bacterial and fungal infections.

Antirheumatic & Anti-Arthritic: Since it stimulates circulatory system and improves circulation, birch oil is very helpful in giving relief in diseases associated with improper circulation such as edema (swelling), rheumatism, and arthritis. The detoxifying property of birch oil also aids in this, as it removes toxins from the body which are the root causes of these circulatory diseases.

Astringent & Tonic: For ages, birch oil has been in use as a skin toner. Regular external application (in low dosages) effectively reduces wrinkles and sagging of the skin and muscles. Its astringent property strengthens gums, hair and tightens muscles.

Detoxifier: Birch oil helps to remove toxins like uric acid from the blood through increased urination and perspiration (being diuretic and stimulant in nature) making it a great oil to use for Gout.

Germicide & Insecticide: Birch oil is an excellent germicide and insecticide, mainly due to presence of Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate contained in it. These two components are excellent cures for eczema, ring worm and other skin diseases and infections. You might have seen medicinal preparations like lotions and creams for ring worm and eczema containing these two components. Birch oil is a natural source of these beneficial compounds. Also because of these two compounds birch has a great ability to alleviate bone pain. It has a cortisone-like action due to the high content of Methyl Salicylate.

Febrifuge: It helps reduce body temperature during fever by promoting perspiration. This also helps in the removal of toxins from the body through sweat during fever, further improving the condition of the patient and leading towards a faster recovery time.

Diuretic: Birch oil promotes urination. Betulenol and Betulene are the two components which are responsible for this property. Urination helps body in many ways. It helps people to lose weight, removes toxins from the body, promotes digestion, cures infections in the urinary system, cleans the kidneys and lowers blood pressure. Urination also helps prevent the formation of kidney stones and conditions like gout and arthritis.

Other great uses for birch are:

  • Cartilage Injury
  • Thinning Hair
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tendonitis
  • Skin Toner
  • Muscle Development
  • Bone Spurs
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  • Psorisis
  • Whiplash
  • Acne
  • Bladder infection
  • Eczema
  • Reducing Fever
  • Gallstones
  • Gout
  • Infection
  • Reducing discomfort in Joints
  • Kidney Stones
  • Draining and cleaning the lymphatic system
  • Obesity
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary Tract Disorders

Body Systems most affected by Birch are:

Muscles and Joints, Lymphatic System, Skin and Bones

Emotional uses for Birch Oil

  • Unsupported
  • Alienated
  • Fear
  • Weak willed
  • Overly flexible

Birch Essential  Oils is the oil of support. It helps offer support when a person is feeling attacked or unsupported by family or friends. Birch offers courage to move forward alone. It helps you strand firm in your beliefs and helps you overcome negative generational patterns.

Carpel Tunnel Treatment: Combine 30 drop Birch, 10 Drops Frankincense and 15 drops White Fir in a 10 ml roll-on bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle up with fractionated coconut oil. Roll on the area of concern often for relief from the pain and inflammation.

Use caution when using birch often, you need to make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help flush out your system from the toxin load that birch is trying to eliminate.

Resources we use on a regular basis: Modern Essentials, Abundant Health, LLC, 2009. A Modern Resource for Healing Emotions & Essential Oils, Enlighten Alternative Healing LLC , 2012. Healing Oils of The Bible, David Stewart, 2005. Aromatherapy in Medicine, Jacque du Preneau, 1908. Aromatherapy, Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty, Roberta Wilson, 2002 Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential Oils in Practice, by Jane Buckle ,RN,PhD.,2003 Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care, by Erich Keller, 1992 Aromatherapy For Healing The Spirit, by Gabriel ojay, 1997 The Art of Aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand, 1995 {} for: Books, Bags, Tools etc.
NOTE: The advice shared in document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.

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