I became acquainted with witch hazel after the birth of my first child. It was part of my postpartum care package. The healing power of witch hazel is absolutely amazing. It is both soothing and healing. It helps to heal the wound site and applied to hemorrhoids aids in shrinking the painful tissues. It has both anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Our earliest recording indicate it was first used by Mohegan Indians The American settler learned from watching the Indians use various herbs and plants and began to experiment with it themselves.
Use it after shaving to stanch bleeding and soothe the skin; after a sunburn to aid in healing and to soothe the pain; in a gargle for a sore throat, aid in acne treatment, anti-aging and in treatment of wrinkles. It is also used to sooth insect bites, bumps, bruises and rashes and even has been found helpful in the treatment of herpes.
1.) Do you keep witch hazel in your medicine cabinet?
2.) What's your secret weapon in your first aid kit?
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