Witch Hazel Leaf Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Hazel Nut (not the American Hazelnut (Corylus Americana L.), Pistachio, Snapping Hazel, Spotted Alder, Tobacco Wood
Scientific Name: Hamamelis Virginiana L., Hamamelidaceae, Witch-Hazel Family
Common Uses: The Witch Hazel bark has stringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anesthetic properties. Over time it has been used to treat everything, including: backache, hemorrhoids, wounds, tumors, insect bites, eye inflammation, nosebleed, vaginitis, venereal disease, and skin ulcers externally; and internally (as a tea) for colds, heavy menstruation, diarrhea, and anxiety.
*Warning: The Witch Hazel bark has no major side effects when used externally as a poultice or as a tincture. Only mild irritation may be seen in individuals that have sensitive skin. It is however necessary to consult a medical professional regarding the use and dosage of Witch Hazel bark supplements before use. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are cautioned in taking oral Witch Hazel bark preparations like dietary supplements and teas. It is also contraindicated in very young children and babies. The use of Witch Hazel bark tinctures, creams or any external mode of application for any skin ailments must be done with the supervision of a medical personnel or herbalist. Clean wounds thoroughly before application. Never apply it on infected and open wounds. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue immediately and consult your doctor at once.
Origin: Witch Hazel bark use was first seen being used by the native people of America.