Pure Birch Tar Essential Oil (Betula alba) The health benefits of Birch Essential Oil (Betula alba) can be attributed to its properties as a tonic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, gesic, detoxifying, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, germicide, insecticide, and depurative substance. Birch Oil is helpful in reducing pain in the joints and muscles, as well as pain associated with headaches and toothaches. It is also antispasmodic and relieves cramping throughout the body. It helps reduce body temperature during fever by promoting perspiration. It gives feelings of strength, warmth, and vitality. It is ideal for use in extremely cold climates Skin Toner: For ages, birch Oil has been in use as a skin toner. Regular external application (in low dosages) effectively reduces wrinkles and sagging of the skin and muscles. Its astringent property strengthens gums, hair, and tightens muscles. Thus it makes you look younger and may help you get back into a more youthful lifestyle, even when you are well into your forties or fifties.