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Product: Witch-Hazel Leaf Tincture
Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Plant Family: Hamamelidaceae
Other Names: Spotted Alder, Winterbloom, Snapping Hazelnut, Avellano de Bruja, Café du Diable, Hamamélis, Hamamélis de Virginie, Noisetier des Sorcières & Snapping Tobacco Wood.
Description: Our Witch-Hazel Leaf tincture is an infused alcoholic solution; at a ratio of 1:3 (45% alcohol). Witch hazel is a small deciduous tree or shrub native to the eastern half of North America and Canada, now found cultivated in Europe which grows up to 5 metres in height. The leaves are obovate with a sinuate edge, 7-15cm in length and bright green in colour with a fine downy coating on the underside of the leaf. The flowers grow in clusters and have 4 stamens and 4 thin, ribbon-like petals that are 10-20mm in length, and are pale to bright yellow in colour.
Interesting Fact: The 'Witch' part of this herbs name is said to be derived from the old English word 'wytch', which means 'to dowse' and refers to an old folklore use of thin branches from the tree being as dowsing rods to find or as it’s known ‘divine’ hidden water sources. The bark of the witch hazel is rich in tannins and highly astringent and was used by the Native American Indians to make liniments and lotions to soothe tired and aching muscles, in poultices to help stop wounds bleeding and also used to make eye washes for irritated eyes.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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