The birch sap water with many virtues known and recognized around the world .
In the Nordic countries, birch sap cure is a practice more common than, the return of spring we recharge the batteries all the benefits of this water. The birch sap is so good because it is sip trace elements and has a high power detoxifying and draining thanks to the contribution of blackcurrant buds. Drinking about 25 cl per day in 2 or 3 doses before meals. After opening, refrigerate and consume within 8 days.
A Traditional Natural Drink
Birch water has been a traditional natural drink in Northern and Eastern Europe for centuries. The harvest of birch sap takes place for a few weeks in the spring, when the birch trees come to life. The nutrients stored in the roots over winter are then drawn up into the trunk, bringing new energy to budding branches. During this short period, when the birch trees are full of nutrients, the birch water is carefully tapped from the tree trunk. Only older trees are selected for the harvest, each of which provide up to 10 litres of fresh sap each day.
Historical Use of Birch Water in Traditional Medicine
For many generations, birch water has been used in traditional medicine.
The Pyrenees are mountains that have been inhabited by mankind for millennia. Since then the elders have known how to use and benefit from the rich and generous Southern French nature. Within these lands, the Roman first used cones, buds and branches from high mountain firs in order to elaborate a nectar which helped them overcoming poor seasons and severe winters preventively. Every family had its own recipe and, during summer, they were harvesting all the necessary ingredients for the fir nectar preparation, during a slow autumn fermentation. In 2013, Abies Lagrimus managed by Claude Sarda met with one of the last elders who was still producing every year his own Fir syrup based on the traditional method inherited from his family, by gently extracting the Fir Tears. He accepted to share all his secrets and, so they have been able to save and revive the traditional production of Pyrenean Fir sirup. They partnership with the ONF (National Forests Office), the PNR (Regional Natural Park of Pyrenées Catalanes) and with the monitoring of the ECOCERT organism, which certifies our harvesting as Organic since 2015 and guarantees the artisanal aspect of their activity. It is above Vernet les Bains and Casteil, above 5500 ft in the middle of the Canigou mountain, the sacred mountain of all Catalans, that we select the most premier firs and organize our harvests.