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Betula lenta, sweet birch

Botanical names: Betula lenta, Betula carpinifolia, Betula excelsa, Betula humilis
Betulaceae
Common names
English: sweet birch, black birch, cherry birch, mahogany birch, spice birch
Spanish: abedul dulce americano, abedul-cerezo americano, abedul de hojas de carpe
French: bouleau flexible, bouleau acajou, bouleau merisier, merisier rouge
German: Zucker-Birke
Active constituents: methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen)


Betula lenta, sweet birch
Betula lenta, sweet birch
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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