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WITCH HAZEL
Hamamelis virginiana

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Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, circulatory disorders, diarrhea, gastritis, adstringent, anti-septic; prevention of embolism and thrombosis ...

Description

Composition :
100% Hamamelis virginia folium & cortex - 220 mg

Part used :
Leaves,twigs,bark.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), a species of Witch Hazel native in North America (Virginia), is a small tree in the With Hazel family (Hamamelidaceae) growing 6-10 meters (20-33ft) tall. The leaves are oval, 4-16 cm (1.5 – 6in) long and 2-13 cm wide (7/8 – 5in).

Witch Hazel, sometimes combined with Red Vine (Vitis) or Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), increases elasticity and permeability of the veins (due to the tanning agents contained). It can also be used with inner bleeding, as it is one of the best adstringent medicinal plants; thrombosis, dermatitis, varicose veins and any type of circulatory disorder respond well to treatment with Witch Hazel.

Witch Hazel produces a specific kind of tannins called Hamamelitannins. One of these substances displays a specific cytotoxic activity against colon cancer cells.

History: According to Referent Cutler, American Indians used With Hazel for treatment of skin disorders, pain and external inflammations. They produced a extract by boiling the stems of the shrub producing a decoction. Early Puritan settlers adopted this remedy and it became widely established in the United States. Since 1870 the plant is used for cosmetic purposes and to promote circulatory health.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules 3 times daily, before meals, with plenty of water.

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