Large tree of the forests except in Mediterranean area from 35 to 40 m of which one uses the bark.
Beech is used for the tonic and astringent properties of its bark.
Also : Febrifuge, dysentery, lung disease, intestinal parasitosis, paludism.
In external use : Inflammations, care of the skin.
Decoction; 50g of crushed dried bark for 1 liter of water, boil during 15 minutes over a gentle heat, filter; 2 cup in a 2 hours interval in case of fever.
Mouthwash in case of stomatitis; decoction of fresh bark for 1 liter of water, boil during 15 minutes.