Birch Tree Products
A medium-sized deciduous tree, easily recognized for it's papery bark, Birch is native to Europe and parts of Asia. There are different kinds of birch, but typically the tree has a slender trunk reaching a height of 25m, catkin flowers and broad triangular leaves. Its light, winged seeds are easily blown by the wind, and it is a pioneer species, one of the first trees to sprout on bare land or after a forest fire.
Traditionally known for it's purification properties, this tree is considered sacred in Celtic and Norse mythology. In Finnish saunas and Russian "Banyas", traditional steam baths, bundles of Birch twigs are used on the skin to promote circulation and to symbolise the cleansing and revitalisation that occurs during the bath. The Celts believed in the beautifying properties of Silver Birch, and it was specifically used for those who wanted a new beginning for body or mind. Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer our new Silver Birch Leaf Tincture which harnesses the power of this potent herb in easy to take tincture form and Birch Leaf Tea enabling you to choose the most effective way you would like to use this herb.