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A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, beat yourself with birch leaves! The leaves are used as diuretic and can detoxify our bodies. They are known to treat ulcers. They are full of saponin, mucilage, procatechinic tannin, essential oil, betulin, saccharose, resins. Due to all these components birch has also anti-rheumatic properties.

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metsämansikka — wood strawberry

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Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it's also like a massage.

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