Dr. Michelle Storfer, founder of The Food Effect, told Daily Mail, “Birch water is very similar to coconut water in its chemical profile. It’s high in macronutrients and micronutrients, including proteins and amino acids, as well as enzymes, electrolytes and potassium. But unlike coconut water, it contains saponin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol and may have some anti-inflammatory effects.”
Dr. Storfer acknowledged the many claims about birch water’s health benefits, but cautioned that many of these beliefs are as yet unfounded: “It’s believed to have amazing healing properties ranging from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, treating infections of the urinary tract and healing cancers. Medically, however, we don’t know about the birch water’s value as a health drink, as it’s only just entered the market in the U.S., with its health claims similar to coconut water.”
If you’re eager to try birch water, Byarozavik Birch Tree Water was launched last year and is available for purchase on Amazon.