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Witch Hazel

March 2018 by Hetty Tapper, Chakra Park,

Name: Witch Hazel

Biological Name: (Hamamelis virginiana)

Parts Used: Young leaves, twigs and bark.

Contains: Bioflavonoids, bitters, essential oils, gallic acid, gallotannins, proanthocyanins, resins, saponins, tannins and traces of volatile oil.

Reported actions: Antihemorrhagic, antiinflammatory, astringent, drying effect on the skin, haemostatic, sedative, pain relieving, promotes regeneration of skin tissue, tonic, toning, tones uterus, vulnerary and speeds wound healing.