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Who knew! Witch hazel benefits.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

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Anti-inflammatory on skin-- soothes AND tightens pores AND kills bacteria and viruses AND via pore-tightening, keeps pollutants from entering skin

Several studies show slows tumor growth (insufficient human studies) may help skin cancer

Stops bleeding

Helps hemorrhoids: anti-inflammatory and stops bleeding

Shrinks blisters
Shrinks/sanitizes insect bites

Helpful on sensitive skin (both in general, non-irritating, and during flare-up soothes skin, reduces inflammation)

Acne, especially oily skin: kills germs, anti-inflammatory, soothes, tightens pores so bacteria can't enter. Tannins remove oil

*Irritated, sensitive scalp, excema and psoriasis
Stops nausea, taken orally

Poison ivy

Toothaches- directions:

Antioxidants, including tannins, stops cellular damage

Taken orally helps
-fight flu, sore throats, HPV

Cold sores: fights/slows herpes simplex, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory
Reduces wrinkles after use (tightens tissues including skin)

Wound care: soothes, stops bleeding, inflammation, disinfects

proanthocyanidins that have antiviral effects, hydrolyzable tannins (galloylated sugars) and methyl gallate.
Witch hazel extract is considered to be polyphenolic and has been shown to help inhibit cell proliferation in cancerous human cells. Studies show that it is capable of stopping mutated cell cycles and inducing apoptosis (death of dangerous cells).

-fights: influenza, HPV, herpes simplex (cold sores), sore throats (anti-inflammatory, reduces mucus, fights germs)- directions: boil 1 tbsp in 8oz water for 10 minutes.)

Orally reduces nausea

Ingrown hairs

Varicose veins (tightens tissues, reduces inflammation)

Excess sweating

Sunburn, melanoma, razor burn

Allergic reaction

Mucus membrane irritation

Reduces acne scars (antioxidant)
Information copied by our daughter to cure her skin problems:

If you’re looking for a natural way to firm up your skin and slow down signs of aging like scars, redness, discoloration, dryness and puffiness around the eyes,

Use it to keep your skin free from irritating chemical products that can alter oil production and increase dryness. Witch hazel has been shown to help protect collagen and skin elasticity just as well as many commercial beauty products. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it a great way to preserve skin’s elasticity, s
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