Birch is a tree already known by the ancient people. The Slavs considered it as a sign of the upcoming spring and a symbol of the eternity. There were popular traditions that attributed magical powers to birch trees. Some people believed that this tree was a source of protection for buildings and people from the evil forces. Birch twigs were used as a decoration to protect houses, farms and fields. Other objects made of this wood were treated similarly. According to the old beliefs, a broom made of its branches was put in front of the house to protect it against thieves and people who wanted to bring evil to the household. The healing features of this tree are known even today. It is easy to find a birch juice in pharmacies because it is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients that our body needs.