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Don't use the essential oil of birch, as it can be toxic.
Otherwise there are no reports of problems using birch in
1 teaspoon of birch leaf tincture taken 3 times a day.
Add a handful of birch bark, 1 or 2 teaspoons of the powdered form of birch bark, or 2 tablespoons of birch leaves, freshly chopped, to 1 cup of boiling water. Let this tea steep for 10 minutes. Drink this only once a day.