Birch bark is steam distilled and yields a thick resin-like substance that is a lovely skin healer. It can also be used on the hair. Birch bark is naturally detoxifying as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory and makes a good ointment for aches and pains.
Internally, birch bark is regarded as an aid to gastrointestinal health. It promotes the removal of uric acids and toxins and helps to maintain healthy elimination.
Steam distilled Betula alba bark.