Native to the Atlantic and North America, and cultivated in Europe and Asia, Witchhazel saw a great deal of use medicinally among Native Americans. They believed it to be of use in a general tonic, brewed as a te and used for treating anything from cuts to colds, from heavy menstruation to tumors. Indeed, they also frequently used the wood of the plant for other purposes; the name Witchhazel itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon word wych, meaning flexible, and was applied to the plant after observation of the Native Americans using it to make their bows. In modern use, Witchhazel leaf is still viewed by many herbalists as possessing a wide array of beneficial properties. It is still proscribed commonly for relieving diarrhea and varicose veins, and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Most commonly though, its uses are topical, and include the relief of aching feet, wounds, burns (including sunburn, windburn, and other such environmental damage), the effects of poison ivy and even insect bites. This is a 1 oz packet of cut Witchhazel Leaf.
Witch Hazel Leaf Specifications:
Comes finely cut
1 oz size
Comes in sealed plastic bag