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Badequast DE, Kvast DA, Vanta LT, viht ET, Vihta/vasta FI, Веник RU

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A leafy, fragrant bundle of tree branches (commonly birch or oak) used for whisking and massaging in the typical northern European sweat bath. It is also a form of aromatherapy as the leaves emit a nice ans natural smell. It also releases phytoncides that prevent the growth and development of pathogens. The biological active substances released by a birch leaves improve metabolism relax muscles and prevent premature ageing of the skin.

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