Health Benefits of Birch Leaf

By | August 13, 2014

The health benefits of birch leaf can be both internal and external. Most commonly used as an anti-inflammatory and diuretic, it can relieve skin irritations and pain.


Birch leaf is an excellent agent against kidney and urinary tract disorders, such as bladder infections. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of this herb effectively:

  • Treat urinary tract infections
  • Provide relief from associated discomfort
  • Aid in expelling kidney and bladder stones

Birch leaf can be brewed as a tea and, due to its diuretic properties, can effectively flush out the kidneys and bladder.

Its anti-inflammatory properties can also bring relief to arthritis suffers.

The health benefits of this plant also extend to alleviating dermatological ailments such as:

  • Rashes
  • Warts
  • Hair loss
  • Wounds

Studies have shown it to be effective against antibiotic-resistant infections. In addition, researchers are currently examining one of the compounds in birch leaf for its ability to prevent the development and inhibit the growth of skin malignancies.


Women who are pregnant and individuals suffering from liver disease or diabetesshould avoid Birch Leaf.

Whether used in a tea or skin wash, the medicinal benefits of birch leaf are well documented.