I have found out that Birch is a traditional medicine for skin conditions and having a virulant attack of excema on the middle finger of my right hand I ask the birch for a small piece of her bark, amazed how much this looks like modern plasters, I now I have a bit of birch bark wrapped around my finger inside my glove as I enter the Glen on this bright January late morning
later at home, as I must remove my glove, I wrap it around with some string
Birch Twig Tea – Collect small Birch twiglets. Cut into 5mm pieces. Place on tray in oven and roast for 30 mins at 150 degrees C. Grind. Brew for 5 mins.