Witch hazel leaves (Hamamelis virginiana)The high content in tannins and flavonoids helps in tightening the skin, increasing its resistance to irritations.
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Furthermore, its active ingredients have significant regenerative properties and in many cases improve skin texture and simultaneously acts against aging skin and wrinkles.
Witch hazel is taken by mouth for diarrhea, mucus colitis, vomitingblood, coughing up blood, tuberculosis, colds, fevers, tumors, and cancer.
Some people apply witch hazel directly to the skin for itching, pain and swelling (inflammation), eye inflammation, skin injury, mucous membrane inflammation, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bruises, insect bites, minor burns, and other skin irritations.
Indians of North America used for its astringent properties.
The Cherokee rubbed into the wounds and abrasions, while the Iroquois used to prevent postpartum hemorrhage.
Use: Pour 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water for 7-10 minutes, strain and drink. You can drink up to 2-3 times a day.
Tip: For itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids and other anal disorders: Witch hazel water (Hamamelis Liquid Extract diluted with water) applied up to 6 times a day or after every bowel movement.