The properties of Witch Hazel
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) – Witch hazel extract effectively supports proper blood circulation and helps maintain the healthy condition of blood vessel walls. It is credited with anti-inflammatory properties and counteracts the feeling of heavy legs or swelling.
The main constituents of witch-hazel extract include calcium oxalate, gallotannins, safrole, and chemicals found in the essential oil (carvacrol, eugenol). Witch hazel is mainly used externally on hemorrhoids, minor bleeding, and skin irritation.