Our ancestors drank birch sap back in the days when the benefits of juice nobody seriously thought about it. Just tripped tuesok under the incision in the bark and prepared a delicious refreshing drink. It was believed that birch sap gives strength, gives health and stamina. From birch sap in the old brew prepared and Braga.
How to collect birch sap
In late March - early April, begins the "weeping birch": if the wound birch bark, then it begins to stand out juice. Russian people have traditionally harvested juice was early spring, drink it fresh, on-site collection, stocking up for the future, prepared from it kvass and mead.
At this time (two to three weeks) in the plant cells of roots birch begins to produce biologically active compounds, necessary for the other parts of the tree. In the form of juice, they rise up to the twigs, contribute to the maturation of the kidneys and become loose first tender leaves. This juice is collected only in the early birch tueski that made for this purpose in the villages of birch bark. In such a packaging juice longer retains its properties.
Long ago people knew that with birch at this time should be handled carefully, otherwise it can cause irreparable harm. Chose wood "middle age", with a trunk about 25 cm in circumference. On the tree makes a small incision, which is inserted in the groove and suspended tuesok. The incisions are usually made on the north side of the tree, there outflow of juice usually occurs more actively. Best of all the juice is released during the day, 12 to 6 pm.
You can get the juice from twigs. It is better to use the old, partly dried branches, sawed off the dried part. By the end of branches tied jar or bottle and collect the juice. After the juice is obtained, "wound" is necessary to cover with wax or close moss.
What good is contained in the birch sap
The most valuable thing in the birch sap - biologically active substances that stimulate the metabolism
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Which causes a surge of strength, energy, and increase immunity. Therefore, birch sap is traditionally drunk at the site of its receipt. An hour later - two, he loses many useful properties. It has been observed that the most useful is the sap of birch trees that grow on the edges, where the birch is well illuminated by sunlight.
In the birch sap contains up to 4% of sugars (glucose and fructose) - simple sugars of plant origin are useful because they provide a surge of energy, so the body needs, weakened long winter. A large number of macro- and micronutrients, which are involved in metabolic processes, accelerates the metabolism and strengthens the immune system
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. The birch juice contains minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, manganese, iron, silicon, titanium, copper, strontium, barium, nickel, zirconium, phosphorus) which are involved in metabolic processes. Enzymes, organic acids, volatile, tannins and contribute to a healthier body.
This is useful birch sap
It was the first birch sap, which appears at the end of March - beginning of April is considered the most useful, it helps to enhance metabolism, preventing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels and prevention of cancer. In addition, under the influence of birch sap can dissolve small stones in the urinary and biliary tract, zarubtsovyvatsya gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
Activation of metabolism helps to relieve headaches, irritable weakness, give cheerfulness during the day and improve sleep at night. The faster the biochemical processes that make up the metabolism, the faster the body is cleansed of metabolic products, poisons and toxins, so birch sap, of course, will benefit at all allergic, inflammatory skin diseases, anemia, diseases of the joints and in general of any chronic diseases and intoxications. Previously birch sap treated tuberculosis
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light. Today, birch sap is used to treat sexual dysfunction, menopause and premenstrual syndrome.
Apply birch sap and externally - a great cosmetic, good tonic and disinfecting the skin. It is used in acne, eczema and skin aging. Birch juice wash face and head. It improves skin elasticity, removes dandruff and improves hair growth.
But these properties are characteristic only for the fresh birch juice, a few hours later, he loses a lot of its properties. Canned birch sap banks medicinal properties has virtually no - it's just a nice tasting drink containing sugar, mineral salts and trace elements.
Sweet syrup from birch sap, and special candies prepared on its basis, contribute to the prevention of caries.
The best way of using birch juice - drink it directly to the place of receipt of a glass three times a day for 30-40 minutes before a meal, the juice quickly learned all the biologically active substance immediately entered the metabolic processes of the human body. It is advisable to drink the juice with at all times "weeping birch", that is for two - three weeks.
Sometimes birch juice is added pre-prepared herbal infusions - St. John's wort, mint
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, Melissa and others - it gives more juice healing properties.
Juice and harvested for future use, but it is, of course, loses its fundamental properties. From it is prepared tasty brew and honey (Braga).
Birch sap - a natural remedy for healing the body.