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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The herbal remedy, Hamamelis virginiana (witchhazel) can be invaluable for cases where bleeding is a feature.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a botanical curiosity.
* Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)-Derived Ingredients-- 8 ingredients
Saplings of hemlock (561 per ha), witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana L.; 425 per ha) and sugar maple (332 per ha) were most common.
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.
When bleeding is the main feature of having piles, the fresh herbal remedy witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is well indicated at a dose of 10 drops twice daily after meals.