Birch sap or birch water is one of the natures elixir of life. Very effective way to strengthen the body after the cold winter and it is also said to help in birch pollen allergy. A real boost for the body. It contains vitamin C, antioxidants, trace minerals and amino acids. It´s said to be effective in indigestion, headache, rheumatism and arthritis. The water is transparent with a sweet taste .
Today it requires permission from the landowner to tap birch sap in Sweden. The sap rices in the tree when the ground frost releases. In Sweden You can tap from March to May, before the leaves bursts. Drilling a small hole in the trunk and a spout or pipe set for runoff. Remember to connect a large metal pail or plastic containers because you can get up to 25 liters. Avoid glass as it can crack if it gets below freezing point during the night. When finished put a to the hole so the tree don´t bleed to death. Next year you choose a new tree. Fresh sap lasts about 1 week in the refrigerator. It´s a very good idea to put in the freezer so you can take a boost now and then!
Wash your hair with birchwater to strengthen your hair.
You can put it in your shampoo.
Wash your mouth to strengthen your gums.
Drink about 0,5 l per day.