Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Common Names: Winter bloom, striped alder, spotted alder, snapping hazel, tobacco wood
Witch Hazel is a North American native shrub. This natural herb comes in many forms, and makes a favorite addition to any well stocked organic herbs collection. Both the leaf and the bark of Hamamelis virginiana have been used for herbal remedies. When distilled and combined with alcohol, the aromatic oil extracted from the bark of the witch hazel shrub makes a soothing and mildly astringent lotion. Witch hazel may be the most familiar of all home herbal medicines being mild and gentle in action. It is a general and all-purpose first aid remedy for abrasions, burns, scalds, insect bites and other inflammatory conditions of the skin.*
Witch Hazel is used magically in working of protection. It is traditionally used as divining rods, and the bark and twigs have been used to ward off evil.**
Witch Hazel Leaf (Hamamelis virginiana) - Organic
* Medicinal herb information is provided by starwest-botanicals.com and anniesremedy.com.
** Magical herb information is provided by Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.
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