BIRCH BARK ($2.64 / oz)

Birch Bark (betula alba) is rich in flavonoids and is effective at removing excess water from the body as well as relieving muscle pain.  Because of this cleansing diuretic activity, the plant has been used for gout, rheumatism and mild arthritic pain as well as a remedy for cystitis and other infections of the urinary system. Moreover, Birch Bark can be used in a wash or bath for a variety of chronic skin problems.