Witch Hazel or Hamamelis
Circulatory problems such as varicose veins, phlebitis, tired legs and hemorrhoids.
Combat dermatitis, eczema, dry skin and wrinkles.
HAMAMÉLIS (Hamamelis virginiana)
Description: From the family of Hamameliadáceas, also known as witch's broom, witch hazel. The witch hazel is a shrub or small tree, which often reaches about 6 meters high. The plant is found in most of North America.
Used parts - leaves and bark.
History: The witch hazel is a well-known plant with a long history of use in the Americas; One source can lists more than 30 traditional uses of hamamelis including treatment of hemorrhoids, burns, cancers, tuberculosis, colds and fever.
Properties: Venous tonic, hemostatic, sedative eye.
Indications: Varicose veins, phlebitis, tired legs and hemorrhoids. Combat dermatitis, eczema, dry skin and wrinkles. Tonsillitis, poison oak, cysts, bruises, diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, sore throat, eczema, eye numbness, muscle numbness, wounds, phlebitis, bleeding, hemorrhoids, swelling, leucorrhea, insect bites, prolapsed organs, burn sun, poison ivy, muscle tension, tumors, vaginitis, varicose veins (varicose veins).
The flavonoid content of the plant helps to restore damaged blood vessels and contributes to the astringent properties of witch hazel. The antiseptic activity, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic makes Hamamelis an essential ingredient in many products for hemorrhoids.
Distilled Hamamelis, available in pharmacies, is applied to wounds, bruises, eczema, insect bites, oak or poison ivy and sunburn. It is also used as an aftershave lotion and applied to spots and pimples. Some athletes often rub Hammamelis in its members before training to prevent muscle strains.
In alternative medicine, Hamamelis is applied in compresses or mostouire for bruises, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, sore muscles, swelling and varicose veins. It is made sitz bath for hemorrhoids. Gargle for sore throat and tonsillitis. Ointment for cysts and tumors. The highly diluted Hamamelis is applied as eye drops for sore eyes. Shower for vaginitis. Some people make ice cubes adding distilled Hamamelis and then apply directly to bumps and bruises.
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- 400 mg
- 60 capsules
- For adults, take one (1) capsule per day.