The Spellery Vol 5 July 2015 - Page 7

The oil can then be used as a topical treatment for minor aches and pains as well as in the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

The essential oil has shown tremendous results and will heal where even antibiotic resistant wounds will heal. This essential oil will also aid in the treatment of warts.

The inside bark of the trees as also been used in the treatment of fevers and dropsy.

Over the centuries the birch tree is often referred to as "THE GIVING TREE" and is still referred to in that manner today.

Many efforts are being made to allow this tree to get much larger than most we see as the properties become even much stronger. That is not to say the smaller trees do no contain high values of the medicinal values because they most certainly do. But as most of s know in some instances the bigger the plant the much stronger the properties.

When the fallen tree is finally hollowed out only the paper remains, this paper is used and contains high percentages of anti bacterial and anti viral properties and is used in the treatment of ailments such as herpes virus, AIDS, tumors and skin cancer or melanoma. When the trees are allowed to grow larger they contain Betulin which is used to then make Betulinic acid and has very favorable results on the stated above ailments. For someone whom has herpes virus this ailment can lead to so many other problems such as cold sores, genital infections, chicken pox, shingles and mononucleosis to name only a few. The betulinic acid has had so many favorable results on these ailments.

Studies have been done that link Multiple Sclerosis and Karposi"s Sarcoma to the herpes virus and using the Betulinic acid has also had very amazing effects on such disorders. Betulinic acid has also been proven quite effective in the treatment of melanoma growth and reports have said this acid will induce apoptosis in the cells inhibiting further growth.

This "GIVING TREE" continues to give continually and is now one of the most studied trees on earth with a very promising future. This amazing plant continues to give and always will, and maybe one day will contribute to alleviating many ailments and diseases known to man and science today. Birch trees certainly have proven their value and another gift from the Mother Earth given to us.

Not only does this amazing plant heal the body; but also can heal the soul as well. Just watching the sway of glistening leaves gently blowing in the wind provides us with a means to also heal the soul. Take a moment in your busy days to absorb all "THE GIVING TREE" has to offer and allow the beauty to absorb into the soul. Once again Happy Herbing to you and yours and thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery.