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.