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Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana)

Hamamelis virginiana, known as common or American witch-hazel, is a species of witch-hazel native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota, and south to central Florida to eastern Texas.

Native Americans produced witch hazel extract by boiling the stems of the shrub and producing a decoction, which was used to treat swellings, inflammations, and tumors. Early Puritan settlers in New England adopted this remedy from the natives, and its use became widely established in the United States. An extract of the plant is used in the astringent witch hazel.

The bark and leaves were used by Native Americans in the treatment of external inflammations.

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