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Witch Hazel
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Hamamelis virginiana

witch hazel

plant overview
divine, deciduous witch hazel

Witch hazel is a woody, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its name stems from the Old English word wice, which means “pliable” and is likely a reference to the once common use of its branches as divining rods. Also known as tobacco wood, the leaf and bark of the plant have a long history of use by Native Americans. The plant is also the source of witch hazel extract, an astringent liquid sold in just about any pharmacy in the U.S.

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Witch hazel
Hamamelis virginiana

witch hazel

plant overview
divine, deciduous witch hazel

Witch hazel is a woody, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its name stems from the Old English word wice, which means “pliable” and is likely a reference to the once common use of its branches as divining rods. Also known as tobacco wood, the leaf and bark of the plant have a long history of use by Native Americans. The plant is also the source of witch hazel extract, an astringent liquid sold in just about any pharmacy in the U.S.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little bit of botanical information on witch hazel

description
Hamamelis virginiana is a small, deciduous tree of the Hamamelidaceae family.

Commonly called witch hazel, this tree reaches heights of 20 feet (6 m). The tree has one root which sprouts several crooked branching trunks. Each trunk is 4 to 6 inches in diameter, 10 to 12 feet in height and have smooth grey bark. The bark that is sold is usually done in quilled pieces; approximately 1/16 inch thick and 2 to 8 inches long; are silvery grey, scaly cork; longitudinally striated; fracture fibrous and laminated; taste and odor slight. The twigs are flexible and rough their external color being yellowish-brown to purple; their interior wood color being green-white, pith small.

The tree's leaves are 3 to 5 inches in length and about 3 inches wide. The oval or obovate leaves grow on short petioles, alternate, acuminate, obliquely subcordate at the base. The leaves' margin crenate and dentate. Its texture scabrous, and features raised spots underneath; it is pinnately veined and has stellate (radiating star-like pattern) hairs. In autumn, he leaves drop off, at which time yellow flowers appear in clusters from the joints, somewhere during very late September and in October. The leaves have no scent (inodorous), but have an astringent and bitter aromatic taste.

These flowers are followed by black nuts which contain edible, oily, white seeds. In Britain, the nut does not bear seeds. They are produced abundantly however in America, but often do not ripen till the following summer.

common names & nomenclature
The name Hamamelis was adopted from a Greek word that indicated its similarity in appearance to an apple-tree. When ripe, the seeds are ejected violently, hence the common name snapping hazelnut.

Also known as:
common witch hazel, american witch hazel, spotted alder, winterbloom, snapping hazelnut

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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