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A decoction of the ends of stems and new growth treated toothache and teething. The inner bark used in decoction for treating diarrhea. The decoction of new-growth tips of branches used as a tonic. Stomach cramps treated with decocted root bark mixed with maple syrup. Sap used to treat coughs. Modern uses: Birch leaf extract is Commission E–approved for urinary tract infections, rheumatism, and bladder and kidney stones. Do not take if you have edema, heart disease, or kidney dysfunction. Betulic acid made from the bark White birch extraction; betulin is being tested as an anticancer drug.
Research suggests it may prevent varicose veins. Blueberry has induced the release of dopamine and may be helpful as adjunct nutritional support for Alzheimer’s disease. A nutritionist at the University of Maine found evidence that wild blueberries, when eaten regularly in high volumes, may help improve or prevent pathologies associated with metabolic syndrome, including diabetes and heart disease (Vendrame 2014). Notes: Eat a fistful of blueberries daily when experiencing bowel discomfort, gas, or diarrhea.
In too high a concentration, the oils are a skin irritant and may burn—be careful. Modern uses: Leaf and flower extraction are Commission E–approved for treating dyspepsia and gallbladder and liver problems. Peppermint oil is approved for colds, coughs, bronchitis, fevers, mouth and larynx inflammations, infection prevention, dyspepsia, and gallbladder and liver problems. Recent studies in Europe suggest it may be a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. The tea and oil have an antispasmodic effect on the digestive system.