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The leaves of the witch hazel plant, which grows throughout most of
North America, have more than 30 traditional medicinal uses, such as reducing
inflammation and bleeding. An ointment (available in most health food stores)
made from witch hazel can be applied to the skin to treat bruises and cuts and
to tighten stretched (distended) veins and restore blood vessel tone.
Witch hazel is recommended for external use. Some people drink
witch hazel tea, but the correct dosage is uncertain. Consuming too much witch
hazel can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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