birch tar oil


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birch tar oil

[′bərch ‚tär ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A toxic liquid mixture of guaiacol, phenols, cresol, xylenol, and creosol; derived from distillation of birch tar and by dry distillation of the wood of Betula alba ; used as a disinfectant, in leather dressing, and in medicine.
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For those that have a lovely Silver Birch in the garden, the uses seem to be endless from a beer made using the springtime sap to a cure for psoriasis made from birch tar oil.
GARDEN SECRETS: the flowers and young foliage of common daisies, Bellis Perenni, can be used in salads and might help to cure coughs and mucus, while uses of Silver Birch (below) seem to endless, from a beer made using the springtime sap to a cure for psoriasis made from birch tar oil