Witch hazel

Witch hazel

Name: Witch hazel

Latin name: Hamamelis virginiana

Family:  Hamamelidaceae

Parts Used: Leaves

Taste: Bitter, astringent

Energetics: Neutral, cooling

Key actions: astringent, inflammation modulator, antiseptic, tonic

Witch hazel is extremely nurturing to the sensitive postpartum body. She supports the body’s natural response to inflammation while also tightening and soothing lax and irritated tissue.
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