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WITCH HAZEL

TOVERHAZELAAR, Hamamelis virginiana
Parts used: Bark, twigs and the leaves
Constituents: Tannins, Flavonoids, volatile oil
 
Actions Indications
Astringent

Anti-haemorrhagic
Anti-bacterial
Anti-spasmodic
Anti-inflammatory
Bleeding and lax vessels, varicose veins, diarrhoea, mucous colitis, gastritis, haematemesis. Nose bleeds insert on soaked cotton wool
Haemorrhage
Bruises, wounds, sprains, burns, bleeding, nasal catarrh, ulcers, sore throat, eczema, burns leukorrhoea
Reduces bowel activity
Externally: Bruises, sprains, ulcers, wounds, bleeding and infected gums, sore throats, leukorrhoea, nasal catarrh, sty’s, eczema
 
Herbal extract, 20-40mL per week
Energetics: Drying, cooling, astringent
Meridians: spleen, liver
Contraindications: Caution required with the internal use of this herb due to the hydrolysable tannin content and its possible association with liver damage
 
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