Properties - Analgesic, antiflammatory, antipryetic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, tonic
Caution: If you have allergies to asa (aspirin) avoid
Botanical Name - betula lenta
Country of Origin - UK
Blends With: Cedarwood, Fir Balsam, Copaiba Balsam, Spruce, Sandalwood and Ho-wood
Approx. Shelf Life: Gets Better With Age
INCI: Betula lenta (Birch) Oil
According to Tisserand & Young, hazards associated with Birch essential oil are: possible drug interactions, inhibition of blood clotting, toxicity, high doses may be teratogenic.
Contraindications: Anticoagulant medication, major surgery, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders,breast feeding, pregnancy, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Should not be given to people with salicylate sensitivity (this often applies to those with ADD/ADHD).
Maximum dermal level 2.5%