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Hamamelis Virginiana

* An herbal skin conditioner and anti-inflammatory * Also known as witch hazel See our article on witch hazel -skin's friend or foe?

According to Herbs2000, Hamamelis Virginiana contains tannin, the most important healing property of this herb. Making up about 8% of its leaves and 1 - 3% of its bark, the tannins are responsible for Hamamelis Virginiana's astringent properties. These astringent properties allow this herb to be an effective topical treatment for bruises, sore muscles, varicose veins and inflammation.

* An herbal skin conditioner and anti-inflammatory

* Also known as witch hazel

See our article on witch hazel -skin's friend or foe?

Functions:

According to Herbs2000, Hamamelis Virginiana contains tannin, the most important healing property of this herb. Making up about 8% of its leaves and 1 - 3% of its bark, the tannins are responsible for Hamamelis Virginiana's astringent properties. These astringent properties allow this herb to be an effective topical treatment for bruises, sore muscles, varicose veins and inflammation.

Some research has shown that Hamamelis Virginiana's antioxidant activity may also be responsible its anti-inflammatory effects. Recently, a medical examination matched a Hamamelis Virginiana concentrate cream up with a hydrocortisone cream with up to .5 % concentrate in acute eczema. The study found that the witch hazel cream was equally effective in lessening different syndromes of atopic eczema as the hydrocortisone cream.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Although Hamamelis Virginiana is FDA approved, and CIR approved as well, it can be irritating if applied directly, or continuously, to skin. It is generally considered safe however and has been used in homeopathic remedies for centuries.

Recommended Products w/ Hamamelis Virginiana:

Glotherapeutics GloRetinol CS, Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist, Kinara ReBalancing Tonic, Elizabeth Arden’s New Eye Capsules, Jack Black Clear Complexion Solution, Pangea Organics Shower Gel for the Eco Enthusiast, Glotherapeutics Gloconditioning Restorative Mask, Yves Rocher Culture Bio Wake Up Cream, Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant, Traumeel Homeopathic Ointment, Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Refining Treatment

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