Witch Hazel Leaf Powder

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Witch hazel, also called American witch hazel, is a woody shrub native to the eastern U.S. that flowers just as most other plants are dropping their leaves.

The bark and leaves of the plant were widely used by Native Americans and early American settlers. Powdered witch hazel leaf is used to make infusions, salves and ointments to sooth minor skin irritations.

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approximate cups to one pound5
originunited states
plant part usedleaves

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark cabinet in a tightly-sealed container.
appearance & aromaFine, greenish powder.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil to make salves, balms and ointments.
industrialStore-bought witch hazel extract is made from this herb. The extract is also used in a variety of cosmetic products.
safetyDue to a high tannin content, internal use of this herb is not recommended.

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Pair powdered witch hazel with powdered plantain in salves, ointments and other skin care formulations.

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[ tip: Pour hot water over a muslin herb bag filled with powdered witch hazel leaf to make an instant poultice. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Pour hot water over a muslin herb bag filled with powdered witch hazel leaf to make an instant poultice.

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witch hazel leaf

NOT for internal use.

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what else you should know

witch hazel leaf

American witch hazel, also known as tobacco wood and winterbloom, is an understory species of small tree native to the woodlands of eastern North America. The plant is also grown as a garden plant for its interesting flowers, which come into bloom in late fall just as most plants start dying back to the ground.

Another advantage to having witch hazel around in that in the event you should need to find a new source of well water, its wood is the preferred material to use as divining rods.

The bark and leaf of witch hazel have a long history of use topical use that continues today. While the bark is valued for its astringent qualities, witch hazel leaf contains several antioxidant compounds such as quercetin.

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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.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.