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Harvesting Birch Bark

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    This is very difficult to do properly, and they understate the difficulty. Doing it improperly will result in the death of the tree. More importantly, even if done correctly, you open the tree up to massive insect and fungal infections. Unless you are trying to kill the tree you should never remove large amounts of bark--let alone strip it all!

Sweet Birch Bark Bark tea used for fevers, stomachache, and lung ailments. Oil from bark used for anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties to treat rheumatism, gout, and bladder infection. Notes Oil from birch bark is now produced synthetically from menthol. Oil is easily absorbed through skin and is toxic.

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