What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae, with four species in North America per Wikipedia.
What are Witch Hazel’s benefits?
To start witch hazel is antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic. To me, that is a lot of anti’s! These properties lend hazel extract it’s purifying and cleansing powers that help to prevent infection.
It also helps to fight the signs of aging! The tannins in witch hazel are powerfully antioxidant. Antioxidants are ideal for skincare as they help to protect skin cells from damage while promoting regeneration of healthy skin cells.
Just a few of it’s uses:
- treat varicose veins
- reduce or stop bleeding
- heal bruises
- refine pores
- treat acne
- face toner
- cooling sunburn
- reduce itching
Also reduce puffiness and swelling of the eyes treat laryngitis, gingivitis, sore gums or a sore throat!