Birch / Bhoj Patra (بھوج پٹرا) also known as Himalayan Birch and Betula Utilis, is considered to be highly astringent agent. By virtue of such quality its external use is recommended as styptic (to stop bleeding) and to stop any purulent discharge. Hence it is used more often to clean the wounds. Ayurveda also uses Birch in many formulations for obesity and other disorders of lipid metabolism. It has been described to be effective herb for treatment of obesity. In earache and oozing of ear its decoction is used to cleanse the ear. When there is difficulty in expulsion of placenta, fumes of birch helps in it.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.