Birch essential oil has many health benefits which are mainly attributed to its potent properties such as a stimulant, disinfectant, depurative, germicide, febrifuge, diuretic, antiarthritic, insecticide, detoxifying, analgesic, tonic and antirheumatic. It is also used as astringent substance. There are different types of birch which include silver birch, black birch, cherry birch or sweet birch and white birch. The major constituents of this oil are methyl salicylate, betulenol, salicylic acid, and betulene. Outlined below are the main health benefits associated with birch essential oil
Anti-arthritic and Antirheumatic
Since it improves circulation and stimulates the circulatory system, this oil is helpful in providing relief against the common diseases associated with proper or improper circulation including arthritis and rheumatism. The detoxifying properties of this oil are useful in removing toxins from your body. Toxins are the causes of circulatory diseases.
Insecticide and germicide
this oil has been proven as an excellent insecticide and germicide due to the presence of methyl salicylate and salicylic acid. It is widely used in curing ring worms, eczema, skin infections, and diseases. These components are also utilized in the manufacturing of creams and lotions used in treating eczema and ringworms.
This essential oil is helpful in promoting urination. Betulene and betulenol contained in birch oil are the main components responsible for its diuretic property. Urination can help you in losing weight, removing the body toxins, cleansing your kidneys, lowering the blood pressure and curing urinary tract infections.
Disinfectant and antiseptic
These are the main properties of this essential oil. These properties are attributed to its main ingredients methyl salicylate and salicylic acid, which are the well-known bactericides and germicides in the field of medicine. These are very helpful in protecting the skin against fungal and bacterial infections.
Stimulant and antidepressant
Birch essential oil as a powerful stimulant. It is used in stimulating the digestive, excretory, circulatory and nervous systems. It is also helpful in stimulating the secretion of essential hormones and enzymes by stimulating the endocrine glands. This has made this oil effective in treating and preventing diseases such as diabetes which are linked with an abnormal or poor secretion of hormones. Improved production of insulin can greatly help you in lowering your blood sugar levels.
Depurative and detoxifier
Birch oil is beneficial in removing the various toxins from the body by increasing perspiration and urination. This is helpful in purifying the blood and reducing the burden on the excretory organs like the kidneys.