Witch Hazel - Hamamelis Virginiana
Witch Hazel has many medicinal uses
Witch Hazel ointment and medicines can be made from the leaves. It naturally grows in Nova Scotia west to Ontario Canada, and south Florida and Texas in the US. widely used for medicinal uses by the American Indians. Witch Hazel can be used to treat swelling, inflammations and tumors. It cannot be sold separately as a consumer product. The distilled witch hazel sold in drug stores and pharmacies typically contain no tannin.
It does not produce enough essential oils. The twigs can be used as diving rods, or just hazel twigs can be used in England. One can use is as a natural remedy for things such as psoriasis and eczema. Treat insect bites, poison ivy, and hemorrhoids. Its recommended to the woman to help reduce swelling and soothe wounds resulting from childbirth. They grow in clusters of rich yellow to orange red flowers which will expand in autumn. The Persian Ironwood is a closely related tree formerly treated as Hamamelis persica.