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Betula utilis

Latin Name: Betula utilis
English Names: Himalayan Silver Birch, Indian Paper Birch
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Bhurjapatra

A moderate-sized tree up to 20 m in height, usually with a somewhat irregular bole.

The bark contains betulin, lupeol, oleanolic acid, acetyloheanolic acid, betulitc acid, lupenone, sitosterol, methyle betulonate, methyl betulate and a new triterpenoid, karachic acid.
The bark is collected in Himachal Pradesh for sale as a drug. It is aromatic and has antiseptic properties.