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Witch Hazel Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Witch Hazel
Glycemic Index / Load
Witch Hazel
Botanical Name
Hamamelis Virginiana
Homeopathic Name
Hamamelis Virginica   -   Mother Tincture

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Witch Hazel Cures

Super Effective


Action of Witch Hazel

Most Effective

Nutrients in Witch Hazel

Highly Effective

Taste of
Witch Hazel

Parts Used

Bark, Twigs, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Witch Hazel

High doses may cause Nausea.
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Witch Hazel is a large shrub or a Small tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 5 M.
Best used for Bleeding Internal.
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Materia Medica for Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel General

Witch Hazel is a natural Astringent. It has high concentration of tannin in it.
It is widely used for Skin treatments. It removes excess oil from the Skin.
Topical application of Witch Hazel clears the face. It expels the contaminants that enter the face pores. It reduces the amount of Blemishes, Bruises and Black heads from the Skin. It speeds up the healing process of underlying skin damage.
It has the ability to tighten the Skin. It reduces inflammation and puffiness around the Eyes. It is a natural remedy for treating discoloration around the Eyes.
It reduces swelling and pain in Varicose Veins. It decreases the Blood Pressure in swollen veins.
It improves Venous stasis, Varicose veins, Phlebitis, Ulcers, Hemorrhoids, Venous Hemorrhages.
It eases pain, itching, swelling and bleeding of Haemorrhoids.
Herbal tea of Witch Hazel eases discomfort of Sore Throat. Gargle with Witch Hazel tea reduces swelling, dry up excess mucus an throat problems.
It is used as a treatment for Swimmer's Ear. It dries up pus, clears away excess oil and breaks up debris that clogs the ear canal.
It is used in combination with Manjakani to tighten loose vagina and brace up sagging breasts.
Single Herb

Witchhazel for Urticaria

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Witchhazel. Wash the affected area with this two times a day.

Witchhazel for Piles

Prepare a decoction of Witchhazel leaves. Have a glass once a day

Witch Hazel for Puffy Eyes

Prepare a decoction of Witch Hazel leaves. Dip a piece of cotton cloth in to it. Put it over the eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Witchhazel for Cuts and Burns

Apply Witch Hazel oil to the affected area.
Or: Extract the oil of Witch Hazel's from leaves and Bark. Apply it over the cut part or the burn part.

Witchhazel for Sore Throat

Make tea of Witchazel leaves. Have one cup once a day.

Witch Hazel for Eczema

Make a paste of Witch Hazel leaves. Apply directly to the affected area.

Witch Hazel for Insect Bites

Witch Hazel reduces inflammation. Apply Witch Hazel oil to the affected area.
Or: Apply the paste of Witch Hazel leaves directly over the Insect Bites.

Witch Hazel for Dandruff

Apply Witch Hazel oil to the scalp.

Witch Hazel for Bloody Stools

Prepare a decoction of Witch Hazel leaves. Have a glass once a day.

Witch Hazel Oil for Hematoma

Extract the Oil from Witch Hazel leaves and bark. Massage the affected area with this oil two -three times a day.

Witch Hazel for Warts

Witch Hazel possesses strong Antimicrobial property. This property helps to fight harmful bacteria and fungi causing Warts.
Drop 3 to 4 drops of Witch Hazel extract on a cotton ball. Apply it on the Warts. Leave it for half an hour. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a day. Continue till you get rid of the Wart.

Witch Hazel for Metrorrhagia

Infuse 1 teaspoon of the dried Witch Hazel leaves in one cup of hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drink it, twice daily.

Witch Hazel for Rectal Prolapse

Soak a cotton ball in Witch Hazel Oil and apply it over the affected area. Repeat the process 3 to 4 times a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Piles 9

Witch Hazel combines with Amaranth for the treatment of Piles.
It can be used as an Ointment for local application.
It can be taken internally as an Infusion. Prepare an Infusion of the dried leaves. Let leaves steep for l0-l5 minutes. Take thrice a day

Herbal Treatment For Acne 5

Mix 4 tsp of Tea Tree Essential Oil with 4 tsp of Witch Hazel oil. Apply it on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Blurred Vision 2

Take the leaves and the Flowers of the following herbs:
Eyebright, Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, Chamomile, Marigold ( Gendha ), Witch Hazel.
Prepare an infusion.Use the infusion to dampen a soft cloth. Keep it over your eyelids, and lie down for 10 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Itching 7

Take equal quantity of Golden Seal ( Pit Kanad ) and Witch Hazel. Grind them together. Add little water to make a paste. Apply on the affected part for 20 minutes and then wash.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 4

Take 1/4th cup each of Witch Hazel and Comfrey.
Put 2 tablespoon of Patchouli essential oil.
Apply on the affected area with Cotton balls.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 2

Take powder form of 5 tablespoon of Witchhazels nut and one tablespoon of Horsechestnut. Mix it well. Apply it over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Anal Fissure 1

Take the following herbs :
Chamomile : Babunah : Dried : Powdered : 2 tablespoons
Witch Hazel : Dried : Powdered : 2 tablespoons
Put them in half liter of water until it remains half. Cool and strain. Wash the affected area with this thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dark Circles 4

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Witch Hazel : Oil
Almond : Badam : Oil
Eucalyptus : Safeda : Oil :
Rose : Gulab : Oil
Chamomile : Babunah : Oil
Mix them together. Apply it under eyes twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Brittle Nails 3

Take 2 tablespoons each of Aloe Vera gel and Witch Hazel oil or gel. Mix them well and apply over your fingernails.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 27

Take quarter cup of Witch Hazel and add 20 drops each of Frankincense, Helichrysum and Lavender Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Dab a cotton ball with this oil blend and apply over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Oily Skin 6

Take quarter cup of Witch Hazel and add eight drops of Fennel Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Dab a cotton ball with this blend and apply to the face. Repeat the process two times a day.
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Terry ( U.S.A /Alabama )
04 Apr 2019
Is there s an effective herbal/combination for sciatica.
21 Jul 2020
How do i cure varicoceles veins of my left testicle. I have no pain never feel any discomfort but i feel shrinkage in my left testicle.
10 Sep 2020
Dear herbpathy team please suggest me good herbal treatment for my left testicle varicocele i have no pain no discomfort nothing,i want to cure it.
Eagerly waiting for reply thank you.
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