Astringent, hemostatic, sedative, tonic.
Witch hazel leaves and bark are most commonly used to make astringent preparations, which have been taken internally for diarrhea and used externally as a rinse or gargle for mouth and throat infections. Often applied to the skin and scalp, witch hazel is widely known for its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin.
There are many species of witch hazel, but Hamamelis virginiana -- a type of shrub native to North America -- is most commonly used. The leaves and bark are made into teas and ointments. Astringent, hemostatic, sedative, tonic.Witch hazel is a plant with powerful medicinal properties that can be used in a variety of ways.
|Botanical Name||Hamamelis virginiana|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||France|
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