Simple Herbal Extracts | Witch Hazel


Witch Hazel

Botanical Name

Hamamelis virginiana

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Witch Hazel is one of the most popular and enduring botanical medicines. Unlike simple astringents, Witch Hazel contains essential oils like eugenol which stimulate circulation. This herb can be used internally (not the commercial distilled product) and externally. It is appropriate for bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids, episiotomy incisions, bleeding gums, acute diarrhea, apthous stomatata, and for hemoptysis.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.