Botanical Name: Betula lenta
Family Name: Betulaceae
Method of Extraction: Dry distillation of the bark of the birch tree
Main Chemical Components: Acids, Esters, Sesquiterpenes
Properties: Analgesic, diuretic, antiseptic, depurative, disinfectant, insecticide, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic
Method of Use: Dilute in a carrier oil before massaging onto the skin. Assists in bone, ligament and tendon repair.
Contra-indications: Skin irritant and toxic. Use short term in low dilution. Avoid with anti-coagulant medication.