hamamelis virginiana

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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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Salicylic Acid Peel 20% Gel Serum contains only the highest quality active ingredients, including hamamelis virginiana leaf extract, butylene glycol and witch hazel.
Included are all the species and cultivars of witch hazel except the fall flowering common witch hazel, hamamelis Virginiana, and the cornelian cherry (cornus mas), all of the forsythias, the close relative of forsythia abeliophyllum often called "the white flowered forsythia," spicebush, honeysuckles that have already bloomed and the shrub quinces.
5% benzoyl peroxide while the Electrolyte Toner contains ingredients such as Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) and glycolic acid that are known to help revitalize the skin.