I have been thinking about witch hazel ever since I saw it blooming during my January hike. Check out the uses for this hard-working, multi-tasking little shrub:
- Reduces bags and puffiness around eyes
- Treats hemorrhoids, bites, stings, skin sores, sunburn, poison ivy, stiff muscles, varicose veins, diarrhea and dystentery
- Slows bleeding (even externally, if taken as a tea)
It’s also pretty smart: if a frost occurs during the flowering stage, it rolls up its petals so they aren’t harmed!
For more information on witch hazel, visit http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/witch-hazel-herbal-remedies.htm