It comes from a plant. The leaf, bark, and twigs are used to make medicine. You might see something labeled "witch hazel water" (Hamamelis water, distilled witch hazel extract). This is a liquid made from dried witch hazel leaves, bark, and twigs that are mostly dead.
Witch hazel is taken by mouth for diarrhea, mucuscolitis, bloody vomiting, bloody coughing, tuberculosis, colds, fevers, tumors, and cancer.
Some people put witch hazel directly on their skin to relieve itching, pain, and swelling (inflammation), eye inflammation, skin injury, inflammation of the mucous membranes, vaginal dryness after menopause, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bruises, insect bites, minor burns, acne, sensitive scalp, and other skin irritations.
Witch hazel leaf extract, bark extract, and witch hazel water are all used as skin tightening astringents in manufacturing. They are also in some medicines that can slow or stop bleeding because they contain these chemicals. These medicines are used to treat bites, stings, teething, hemorrhoids, itching, irritations, and minor pain.
Witch hazel is a natural medicine that helps the skin by reducing inflammation and tightening the skin. It is used to treat acne and other skin problems, like sunburn and bug bites. Some people find that witch hazel helps clear up their acne.
Tannins are chemicals that are found in witch hazel. When put on the skin directly, witch hazel might help reduce swelling, heal cuts, and fight bacteria.
◉ Relieves Inflammation - Inflammation is a normal immune response that helps protect your body from getting hurt or sick. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is thought to be a major cause of some diseases.
Many of the chemicals in witch hazel, like gallic acid and tannins, have strong anti-inflammatory effects. It also has antioxidants, which help stop inflammation from spreading and get rid of free radicals, which are compounds that can build up in your body and cause disease.
So, witch hazel could have a lot of uses and could help with problems like acne, eczema, and psoriasis that are caused by inflammation.Studies show that putting witch hazel on your skin can help soothe it and reduce inflammation.
◉ Reduces Skin Irritation - Sensitive skin is a very common condition that affects up to 45% of Americans. It is defined by abnormal sensory symptoms. Some research suggests that putting witch hazel on inflamed, irritated, or broken skin may help heal it.
Scientists have found that witch hazel can reduce erythema, which is a reddening of the skin caused by injury or irritation, by up to 27%. In a study with 40 people, it was found that a lotion with as little as 10% witch hazel extract helped treat erythema and reduce skin inflammation.
In a similar way, a small study found that a face cream with witch hazel could help soothe sensitive or irritated facial skin.
◉ Helps Treat Hemorrhoids - Hemorrhoids happen when the veins in your rectum and anus swell up and become inflamed. This can cause symptoms like itching and bleeding.
Witch hazel is often used as a natural treatment for hemorrhoids to help ease the pain and discomfort they cause. Most of the time, it is added to a cloth or cotton ball and then put on the skin directly to calm it down.
Witch hazel is thought to help treat the itching, redness, pain, and swelling that come with hemorrhoids because it has anti-inflammatory properties. It may also stop bleeding from hemorrhoids because it can stop the blood from clotting. But more research with people is needed to find out if witch hazel helps with hemorrhoids.
◉ Protects Against Skin Damage - Witch hazel has a lot of tannins, which are powerful antioxidants found in plants that can help protect your skin from damage when applied topically.
One study on animals found that tannins can act as a barrier, stopping substances that cause inflammation from getting into your skin cells. Also, a test-tube study showed that witch hazel helped get rid of dangerous free radicals and stopped skin cancer cells from spreading. In the same way, tannins in witch hazel were able to slow the growth of skin tumors in mice that had been exposed to radiation.
But right now, most research is done in test tubes or on animals. More research is needed to find out what effects witch hazel has on people.
|Product Name||Witch Hazel Bark.
|Scientific Name||Hamamelis virginiana L.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from the eastern North America. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Witch hazel leaf has an astringent and slightly bitter taste.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 12 to 24 months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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