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Birch Bark 1 Oz (Betula alba)

Birch Bark 1 Oz (Betula alba)

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One ounce, cut and sifted. 100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

Birch bark, the papery outer layer of the birch tree, boasts a rich history of human interaction. For millennia, cultures across Eurasia have utilized this versatile material. Archaeological evidence suggests its use in canoes, buckets, and even dwellings as far back as 8,000 BC. Birch bark's waterproof nature and surprising durability made it ideal for crafting everyday items in regions with abundant birch trees.

Medicinally, birch bark has found its place in various traditions. Historical texts from Europe mention using infusions of birch leaves and decoctions of the bark to treat ailments like kidney stones and skin conditions. Modern research is catching up, with studies suggesting birch bark may possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, aiding with rheumatism and arthritis.

Magickly, the birch tree itself is symbolic of new beginnings and purification. This symbolism extends to the bark, which is sometimes used in rituals for cleansing and protection. Birch bark's association with white, a color often linked to purity, further strengthens its magickal applications.

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