For sure you have heard about what Witch Hazel is. This is very common to North America, and people there uses its bark and leaf extract to cure certain diseases. Even nowadyas, this plant is now a part of some skin care products.
This have tannins which are essential and is use also as an astringent.
As Antimicrobial And Antiviral Properties
As mentioned above, this plant is used to cure pain, specifically poison ivy. This plant is also used to treat chicken pox itch. It has also the capacity to correct scars caused by bruises.
This is also used to treating fungal and some other bacteria infections.
A recent research published in Plos One said that “the tannins in witch hazel might be a particularly effective antiviral agent having been proved to have an effect against both influenza A and Human Papilloma Virus with hope that it might be proved to be effective against other viruses in the future.”
As Anti-Inflammatory Properties for Skin Irritations
If ever you are suffering from inflammation caused by diaper rash or even bug bites, then this is an effective treatment.
According to a Japanese Research, Witch Hazel is rich in anti-inflammatory properties.
For Cold Sores, Canker Sores, and Eczema
I know these skin disorders are nothing but painful and putting some medications can really cause intense pain. And yes, Witch Hazel is perfect for treating these kind of conditions.
It is also used as a mouthwash to help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by canker sores and promotes healing.
For Treating Sensitive Scalp
People suffering from sensitive scalp or having sensitive scalp commonly suffers scalp irritation. Witch Hazel can help you deal with it.
For Hemorrhoids and Varicose Veins
Witch Hazel is very effective in treating varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
As Moisturizer For Kids With Skin Disorders
This can be used as ab effective moisturizer especially to those who have skin disorder.
Those who suffer from acne have used it as a toner and an ingredient to treat and help soothe several outbreaks, it is similar to be too gentle as an astringent to be able to reduce their recurrence.
For Crohn’s Disease
Research show that taking extra tannins resulted in decreased diarrhea during acute flare-ups.
It is used traditionally used cure sunburn. Clinical tests have proved this effectiveness on the effects of witch hazel on skin damage caused by overstaying under the sun.