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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.
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In 2% light, the two Betula species had the lowest initial mass and were the only species to incur high 1st-yr mortality rates.
In moderate shade (8% light) in both years less shade-tolerant Betula species had higher leaf mass ratio (LMR), leaf area ratio (LAR), and lower root mass ratio [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 5 OMITTED] (RMR) and leaf mass per area (LMA, i.
In deep shade (2% light) in year 1 LMR, LMA, and LAR did not differ significantly between Betula species and shade-tolerant Ostrya and Acer (Table 4).