Hamamelis Virginiana. Of Eastern North America, witch hazel is a liquid extraction from the leaves or bark of this plant, containing water and alcohol, used externally on inflammations and bruises and as an astringent.
Has astringent, sedative, tonic, and homeostatic properties. Used in decoctions, infusions, ointments, poultices, suppositories, fluid extracts, and distilled extracts, as a powdered drug, and in cosmetics. Recommended for treating bruises, diarrhea, dysentery, internal and external hemorrhage, inflammation, insect bites, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, burns, scalds, and dark circles under the eyes
Anti-inflammatory, wound healing, non-drying, anti-itching, softening, with emollient properties that soothe irritated skin. Found to be effective against free radicals. From the leaves and bark of the plant.
A common household ingredient. The astringent and anti-inflammatory actions of this herb can be used to help stop bleeding, both internally and externally. It is useful in the easing of hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel also is used to treat bruises, inflamed swellings, and varicose veins. Witch Hazel will control diarrhea and aid in the easing of dysentery.
Witch Hazel is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Disney, MGM, Famous Studios, and the Little Lulu comic book also had characters named Witch Hazel, and Rembrandt Films had one named Hazel Witch.
Witch Hazel is a fictional character appearing in productions of The Walt Disney Company. She first appeared in the Donald Duck cartoon Trick or Treat in 1952, voiced by June Foray, where she helps Huey, Dewey and Louie get candy from Donald. She also appeared in the Carl Barks's comic book adaptation and two sequels to that story, "Too Late for Christmas" in Donald Duck Adventures (Gladstone Series) #30 in December 1994 and "The Poorest Duck in Duckburg" in Donald Duck Adventures (Gladstone Series) #35 in October 1995.
Witch Hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub, Witch-hazel. Witch Hazel is mainly used externally on sores, bruises and swelling. The main constituents of the extract include tannin, gallic acid, catechins, proanthocyanins, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercitin), essential oil (carvacrol, eugenol, hexenol), choline, saponins, and bitters.