Applied topically, witch hazel can stop bleeding, reduce bruising and excess mucous discharges, dry out oily skin and shrink swollen tissue. It may be used as a throat gargle for cases of laryngitis, sore throat and inflammation of the gums. Witch hazel is not recommended as a general daily beverage, but it may be consumed in the treatment of hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and in the tonification of the uterus, veins, and intestines
Witch hazel bark extract 25% alcohol
Sourced from pure hamamelis virginiana bark
NFH Witch-Hazel SAP is sourced from certified organic bark of the Hamamelis virginiana LINN species andis most efficacious in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Other uses include pain-relief, bruising, inflammation, diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding, skin ailments, and in the reduction of mucous discharges.
Many of witch hazel's therapeutic properties may be attributed to its his tannin content, which is 31 times more abundant in the bark than the leaf extract. The tannins found in witch hazel are in the form of hamamelitannin,and give this plant its astringent properties that allow it to dry, tighten, and harden tissues. It may be applied to the skin to tighten pores and remove excess oil, and to temporarily tighten and soothe aching varicose veins or reduce inflammation in cases of phlebitis (an inflammation of a vein).
In addition to its tannin content, witch hazel also contains proanthocyanidins, resin, flavonoids, small amounts of volatile oils, and other components, which contribute to its astringent, sedative, and tonic actions, antiinflammatory properties and ability to stop bleeding.
NFH Witch-Hazel SAP may be used internally or externally as it does not contain isopropyl alcohol.
10-30 drops 1-3 times daily or as directed by your physician
25 drops equals 1 mL
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