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Witch Hazel Bark

  • Witch Hazel is used as an astringent with tonic properties for the venous system. Like many strong astringents it is not used for long periods of time. Int. and ext. for Varicose veins, leg aches and cramps, phlebitis, hemorrhoids. Acute or chronic diarrhea. Pelvic blood congestion leading to heavy and inter-menstrual bleeding. Uterine or abdominal prolapsed. Internal passive hemorrhage. Sinusitis, nasal congestion. Aching muscles from over-exertion (int. and ext.). Externally or as a wash for skin ulcers, mouth sores, sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, wounds, bruises, sprains, swelling, burns, facial blemishes.
  • Witch Hazel is used as an astringent with tonic properties for the venous system. Like many strong astringents it is not used for long periods of time. Int. and ext. for Varicose veins, leg aches and cramps, phlebitis, hemorrhoids. Acute or chronic diarrhea. Pelvic blood congestion leading to heavy and inter-menstrual bleeding. Uterine or abdominal prolapsed. Internal passive hemorrhage. Sinusitis, nasal congestion. Aching muscles from over-exertion (int. and ext.). Externally or as a wash for skin ulcers, mouth sores, sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, wounds, bruises, sprains, swelling, burns, facial blemishes.
  • Witch Hazel is used as an astringent with tonic properties for the venous system. Like many strong astringents it is not used for long periods of time. Int. and ext. for Varicose veins, leg aches and cramps, phlebitis, hemorrhoids. Acute or chronic diarrhea. Pelvic blood congestion leading to heavy and inter-menstrual bleeding. Uterine or abdominal prolapsed. Internal passive hemorrhage. Sinusitis, nasal congestion. Aching muscles from over-exertion (int. and ext.). Externally or as a wash for skin ulcers, mouth sores, sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, wounds, bruises, sprains, swelling, burns, facial blemishes.
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Witch Hazel Bark (c/s, Wildharvest)

 

Also Known As – Hamamelis virginiana. Hamamelis, Winterbloom, and American Witch Hazel.

Origin – USA

Overview - Witch hazel is a small shrub with twisted branches. Yellow, spidery flowers bloom in late winter or early spring. The branches were once used for dowsing, which was an old method to find water. The shrub is astringent and is high in tannins. Native to North America, it was introduced to the early settlers by Native Americans.

Medicinal Uses – Internally, Witch hazel can be used as an herbal tea or gargle to treat many problems. A gargle can treat a sore throat, while the tea can help with diarrhea. The tea can also be used as a douche for vaginitis. Due to its ability to stop bleeding, the herb has been used to ease excessive menstruation as well as to stop bleeding in the lungs, stomach and uterus. Externally, Witch hazel has long been used to tone skin and tighten pores. It is also useful when applied to varicose veins; phlebitis, hemorrhoids, bruises and it can soothe sore perineums after childbirth. Poultices can be used to relieve irritation or swelling. It can also relieve the pain of burns and blisters as well as stopping bleeding. Use this ability topically to treat bleeding gums, cuts and wounds as it can protect these ailments from infection. It can also soothe sunburn and windburn, insect bites, poison ivy rashes and sore muscles. A gel can be used for diaper rash, bedsores and cuts.

Other Uses – The herb is also used cosmetically to remove makeup.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement – You can combine witch hazel with goldenseal and calendula tea to treat swimmer's ear.

  • Combined with arnica, it can help with bruises, bumps and sprains.
  • Combine with celandine to treat hemorrhoids.
  • When used with aloe vera, witch hazel makes a wonderful face cleanser.

Parts Used – The leaves and bark are used as medicinal remedies.

Precautions - Internal use may result in stomach upset and cramping. With large doses, liver damage can occur. When used externally, there have been no reported risks other than some minor skin irritation in a small percentage of people. If this happens, dilute before using again.

  • This herb may interact with drugs like acetaminophen, codeine, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.

Preparation and Dosage - Witch hazel can be found at most shops in the form of lotions, suppositories, toner and hemorrhoid pads. Be sure you are not getting an herbal remedy adulterated by isopropyl alcohol.

  • The herb is also added to tinctures for cautious internal treatments.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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  1. Bleeding Gums 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jul 2016

    I did some research and decided to use the tea as a mouthwash. I was truly shocked!!!!!!!!. I noticed within 3 days my gums improved. Can't wait 4 my next visit with my dentist to blow away his mind


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