The name Witch in witch-hazel has its origins in Middle English wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning “pliant” or “bendable”.
Witch hazel is mainly used externally for
The main constituents of the extract include tannin, gallic acid, catechins, proanthocyanins, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin), essential oils (carvacrol, eugenol, hexenol), choline, and saponins.
*Distilled witch hazel sold in drug stores and pharmacies typically contains no tannin.
Witch hazel hydrosol is used in skin care. It is a strong anti-oxidant and astringent, which makes it very useful in fighting acne.
Natural remedy for:
- aftershave applications
- ingrown nails
- prevent sweating of the face
- cracked or blistered skin
- insect bites
- poison ivy
- varicose veins
- childbirth wounds
- sun burn
***Hence the expression of Witches to alter, bend matter, to access Earth and Universal lay-lines/doorways of creation to manifest