Witch Hazel is one of the most common home remedies in the United States. She is found in beauty and personal care products in drug stores everywhere. Now let’s talk about what she can really do for the body:
- Known to help nourish, tone, and strengthen the venous system; helpful to those dealing with varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
- She has a strong astringent effect making her an excellent first aid, assisting with minor bleeding such as scratches, bruises, and nosebleeds.
- Excellent for the skin and can be used in skin cleansing, body lotion, aftershave, massage lotion, and even in formulas for the scalp. She also contributes to soothing insect bites and sunburns.
- She is beneficial internally as well. Making a brew with the leaves and/or bark and drinking as a tea can support prolonged menstruation and irritated mucous membranes.
Yes, Witch Hazel is incredibly versatile & shape-shifts beautifully. She easily transforms and performs as a poultice, a fomentation, a tincture, a capsule, or a tea. She’s also bewitching for beauty and regular first aid. So which witch do you know who works good magic on both your insides and out? The Good Witch Hazel, that’s who!