Birch sap - Definition

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Birch sap is the name given to the sap of the birch tree, collected in spring by making notches in its trunk. This sap may be warmed so that the water is eliminated through evaporation. What remains is a large concentration of carbohydrates, known as birch syrup, which may be consumed pure or in addition to glucose. Birch sap is used in herbal medicine, because it promotes elimination and helps the organism evacuate acidic waste. It also promotes drainage, helps fight water retention and cellulite, soothes dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, reduces arthritic pains and combats intestinal parasites.