Betula papyrifera Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
canoe birch paper birch white birch

Betula papyrifera is a species of birch native to northern North America. It is the provincial tree of Saskatchewan and the state tree of New Hampshire.

Betula papyrifera

Medical use

Economic importance of Betula papyrifera

Environmental ornamental
Fuels fuelwod
Materials fiber wod
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Virginia

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
AntiHIV
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Antiflu
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antitumor
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Antiviral
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid found in Bark
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark (15000 ppm);found in Heart Wood

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Bark 15,000
Heart Wood
Betulinic-acid Bark
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]