Author: Jan Scholten
644.41.07 Betula alba
English: Silver Birch.
Content: coffee acid, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid; flavonoids; potassium; calcium; vitamin C, saponins; tannin; methyl salicylate.
Culture: holy tree of the Siberian shamans, with Agaricus muscarius; “brings light in the world, smothers noise, fights sickness and cleans” is an old Russian saying.
Botany: grows on sand, poor soil; pioneers, first trees after earthquakes or radiation accidents.
Source: Vermeulen Frans, Zee Harry van der, Meijer Marcel, Pelt Marguerite, Verheij Jannie, Betula alba, A nurse dressed in white, Homeopathic Links, 1999.
Being ignored, rejected, vulnerable or hurt, different, misunderstood, by family and friends.
Searching, not knowing what, wandering, roaming, a labyrinth, waiting, connecting, stations.
Overview, order, clarity; order in the chaos; harmony.
Light, tranquility, serenity, natural atmosphere.
Chaos, many people.
Rejuvenation, young female energy taking.
Care of others, relatives, elderly, helping, nurse; self-sacrificing, lightening the burdens of others, sick and old ones, rejuvenating.
Responsibility; duty, working, overworked.
Aversion work, desire rest, waiting, ripening.
Born, blossoming by itself.
Calmly and creatively solving a problem.
Anxious about family.
Dull, tired, unfinished business.
Desire: space, light, light and air; own growth, express creativity.
Delusion: being strangled; thin wall between her and the rest of the world.
Dream: dreams of not being able to talk; mouth full of chewing gum.
Dream: not being able to get away; of children.
Dreams: difficulties, conflicts, drunk, examinations and responsibilities but ended with love, balance, tranquility and creativity.
Weather: desire light and air; warm, < warmth.
Desire: sweets !; salty, cheese, sausages; drinks, large quantities.
Sleep: sleepless, < 3 am, < before menses.
Physical: << shock.
General: hypoglycaemia: weak and trembling, < eating too late, < warmth; diabetes mellitus; dirtiness, pus, infections.
Energy: weariness; tired, heavy, not clear, irritability.
Head: headache, < before menses.
Urinary: urethra shooting pain, < urination; cystitis, pain urinating, polyuria; stones, gravel; kidney colic.
Female: menorrhagia; pain mamma, < before menses.
Back: backache, < before menses.
Limbs: stiffness, gout, rheumatism, coxosteoarthritis; arthritis; gout.
Skin: wounds heal slowly; cracks in fingers; eczema, bends elbows, knees; naevi; psoriasis, scalp, elbows; falling out of hair; dandruff.