witch-hazel

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witch-hazel

witch-hazel

Shrub/tree 10-25 ft (3-8m) Light colored odd-looking flowers with super thin wild shrivelled petals that look like a yellow spider. Bark and leaves are astringent, anti-oxidant tea used for bowel conditions like hemorrhoids, diarrhea, inflammation of mucus membranes, lung conditions, bronchitis, heavy menstrual periods, internal bleeding, stomach ulcers, varicose veins, mouthwash, bleeding gums. Applied externally for skin conditions, itching, bruises, bleeding wounds, insect bites, sore muscles, eye problems, hemorrhoids. Bottled liquid witch hazel sold in stores has toxic chemicals and does not contain many of the healing properties. Make your own !
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Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer' fully lives up to its name and one of the earliest, the bright rosy mauve Rhododendron praecox, looks terrific with the Hamamelis.
Hamamelis virginiana, a North American tree and the source of the 'Witch Hazel' produced commercially as a healing astringent, is often used for this purpose.
The common witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, is a naturalizing native performing similarly to vernalis, but it does it all in the fall.
Another focus of attention and an all-time favourite of mine is a Hamamelis or Witch Hazel.
Witch-hazels, botanically Hamamelis species, are plants of woodland edge, so they are at home in light shade, either as single plants or, in larger gardens, grouped along the edge of a shrubbery.
If the veins feel sore, take the remedy Hamamelis 6, three times a day for a week.
The earliest candidates are usually forsythia (try the gold charm and Lynwood gold varieties, which flower dramatically), witch hazel (try Hamamelis mollis and Hamamelis japonica) and pussy willows.
Hamamelis, commonly known as witch hazel, is a marvellous shrub that flowers mid to late winter offering some colour when there is nothing else around.
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Hamamelis A few have fallen by the wayside, been moved unsuccessfully or just died a natural death.