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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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The 24-year-old was rushed to hospital after suf-f fering serious lower leg injuries in the incident on Kinver Avenue in Birchen Coppice, Kidderminster, shortly after 1pm yesterday.
His parents Frank and Sam yesterday issued a joint statement from their home in Whittall Road, Birchen Coppice in Kidderminster.
Jonjo Williams-Tanton shattered the back of his skull in the horrific fall while climbing on Birchen Edge, in the Peak District, on Sunday.
The incidents happened on the section of track between Stourport Road, in Kidderminster, and Bewdley with the main hotspot being Birchen Coppice.
Recognized colors include Black Breasted Red, Blue Breasted Red, Silver Duckwing, Golden Duckwing, Birchen, Brown Red, Pyle, Lemon Blue, Silver Blue, Blue, Black and White.
Officers in riot gear carrying guns were seen on Birchen Road in the area, which was cordened off for several hours last night.
The weekly club for youngsters in the Oldington and Foley Park area of Kidderminster was based at Birchen Coppice Middle School, but shut down for six weeks because of staffing problems.
The inquest heard how Robert had gone to visit a friend in Birchen Coppice in the town and the two had been playing before the friend fell asleep.
The special event on June 15 has been put together by the County Museum Service and The Worcestershire Gypsy Roma and Traveller Partnership, which includes representatives from West Mercia Police, Worcestershire Diocese, pupils from Stourport High School and Birchen Coppice First School, Kidderminster and Stourport and Hartlebury Primary Schools.
Offices earmarked for closure are Birchen House in Birkenhead; three Liverpool centres in James Street, Water Street and Derby Square; Dukes House in Southport; and Kingsway House in Widnes.
Along with her fellow Oldington and Foley Park CSO Lindon Lloyd, she will be spending a great deal of her time at the police base next to Birchen Coppice School.
Also threatened with closure are Birkenhead's Birchen House with 132 workers, Kingsway House in Widnes with 86 employees and a St Helens call centre employing 152 staff.