Witch Hazel Bark
A warming, astringent, and acrid herb traditionally used in Chinese medicine for soreness due to cold stagnation impeding the flow of blood and qi in the vessels. A common remedy for hemorrhoids and varicose veins both topically and internally. An effective remedy as a gargle for sore throat and mouth sores. The astringency of Witch Hazel helps improve the tone and action of the bowels also useful for diarrhea. Can be applied topically to alleviate pain and remove heat from burns and sunburn and to help tone the skin and shrink pores.