Made a cold infusion with Black/Sweet Birch.
Betula lenta, or a ti sv gi by the Cherokee Indians, a bark and/or twig tea was traditionally used to treat bladder infections, digestive problems, gout, and kidney stones. Used for sore muscles and pain relief as well.
It has a very intense wintergreen smell when the fresh twigs are snapped.
I’ve been keeping a steady “Old Man Work Trade” batch of Sweet Birch, chaga (Inonotus obliquus) and coffee on the wood stove to drink throughout the day.