Witch Hazel

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What other names is Witch Hazel known by?

Avellano de Bruja, Café du Diable, Hamamelis, Hamamélis, Hamamélis de Virginie, Hamamelis virginiana, Hazel, Noisetier des Sorcières, Snapping Tobacco Wood, Spotted Elder, Winter Bloom.

What is Witch Hazel?

Witch hazel is a plant. The leaf, bark, and twigs are used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Stopping minor bleeding.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Reducing skin irritation.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea, vomiting blood, coughing up blood, tuberculosis, colds, fevers, eye inflammation, bruises, varicose veins, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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