birch

(redirected from birches)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

birch

(bĭrch)
(Betula alba) Often consumed as a tea; the oil preparation is of alleged value in bladder disorders; sometimes used topically, although its toxicity makes it unsuitable for pediatric patients.
Synonym(s): white birch.

birch

a tree of shrub of the genus Betula with simple leaves, an outer bark that peels easily, and pale, fine-grained wood.

birch,

n Latin names:
Betula alba, Betula pendula, Betula verrucosa, Betula pubescens, Betula lenta; parts used: bark, leaves; uses: topical and internal analgesic, antioxidant, diuretic, kidney and bladder stones, gout; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with allergic conditions, congestive heart failure, severe kidney conditions. Also called
birch tar oil, birch wood oil, black birch, cherry birch, sweet birch oil, or
white birch.
References in periodicals archive ?
We're happy to support this effort which corresponds so well with what we are doing at The Birches," said Foss.
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills offers professional services to support the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual growth of the older adults who make it their home.
Additionally, for the second year in a row, Birches residents participated in the Bingo with Bertha fundraiser to raise money for the People's Resource Center, a nonprofit which provides support to DuPage County residents through its food pantry, emergency rent and mortgage assistance, job assistance, literacy program and other community resources.
Bingo with Bertha began last year when Birches' Occupational Therapist Julia Rodriguez was inspired to collect bingo change from Birches residents to donate to the People's Resource Center.
Birches are found around the globe in higher northern latitudes.
The birches are the hardiest of all the broadleaves; the only trees native to Iceland and Greenland.
From an anecdotal perspective, Klitchman said that residents and their family members were clearly talking and engaging more with one another as a result of the dogs, which means dogs might become a more regular part of the Birches social calendar in months to come.
This event was so successful that I'm sure we'll be seeing furry faces and wagging tails at The Birches more often.
Other birches of note include river birch, also called red birch, Betula nigra and gray birch, Betula populifolia.
The Birches would like to thank Heather Kochen, the volunteer coordinator with the St.
Andy has been performing at The Birches for the last four years.