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Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil

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Sweet Birch is commonly referred to as black birch or cherry birch and is widely used as a flavouring and scenting agent in commercial products. It has widely been used in natural medicine and aromatherapy to help relieve muscle & joint pain and is also known for its cleansing properties.

Name of Oil:  Birch


Latin Binomial:  Betula lenta


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  United States


Scent Profile: Balsamic, sweet, minty


Parts used in distillation:  Bark


Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Pain, inflammation and spasms
.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Mind-body pain, and grounding.

History

Indigenous peoples traditionally used it for painful conditions.

Chemical Constituents

methyl-salicylate

Safety & References

Safety:

Avoid if pregnant, nursing, on blood thinners, avoid use in children.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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