Birch bark extract
Product Name: Birch bark extract
Latin Name: Betula alba L.
Specification: Betulin 80%, 90%, 95%, 98%; HPLC ; Betulinic acid 70%, 80%, 90%, 95%, 98% HPLC
Appearance: Light yellow to white powder
CAS No.: 472-15-1/473-98-3
Package: For minimal order: 1KG/Aluminium foil bag, 5 bags in a carton . For large quantity: 25KG/Fiber Drum in net weight; 28KG/Fiber Drum in gross weight (Can be customized)

Products Description:

Betulinic acid is an oxidation product of betulin a traditional medicine product of the triterpene family that is derived from birch tree bark. Previous research characterized it as an effective inhibitor of human melanoma tumor growth through the induction of apoptosis. Other triterpenoid compounds have the same anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects and are currently being studied in clinical trials for their potential use in treating leukemia.

• Food supplement
Birch bark has been shown to act as a laxative and diuretic, and many consume it orally to treat their gout, rheumatism and kidney stones. In fact, one of the plant’s chemical components, 
Betulinic Acid, is currently being tested as a promising cancer treatment. The water soluble form of the acid inhibited the growth of human prostate cancer cells by nearly 96%, 
according to a Weill Cornell research team.  Some researchers believe that it has the ability to destroy tumor cells and slow the growth of both HIV and melanoma.
• Cosmetics
With regards to skincare, it’s often administered as a natural medicinal treatment because it helps facilitate the excretion of fluids and promote metabolic activity. Its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing abilities are often used to treat eczema, psoriasis and warts. Since it conatins vitamins B1, B2, A, C and E, it is also believed to work as an antioxidant. 
Most people use it in one of four ways: As an infusion, decoction, extract or tincture. 

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