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Virginia witch hazel.
Key Uses:Hemorrhaging, such as heavy menstrual periods or nosebleedsHemorrhoidsVaricose veins
Origin : Native to Canada and eastern and central US, and grown in Europe.
Background : Native Americans used witch hazel in poultices for tumors and inflammations. It is used as an herbal first-aid remedy for its astringent properties.
Preparation : Fresh, chopped bark from the twigs and root is steeped in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : People who respond best to Hamamelis often feel a lack of appreciation and respect from others prior to illness, which tends to make them become depressed and solitary. When ill, they are prone to feelings of restlessness and irritability.
The remedy’s primary use is in treating hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The veins are typically inflamed and weak. There is susceptibility to hemorrhaging, such as heavy periods in women or nosebleeds. Bleeding is generally slow to stop, and is usually accompanied by calm. Hamamelis may also be used for injuries to the eye.
Symptoms Better : For fresh air; for reading; for thinking; for talking.
Symptoms Worse : For warm, damp air; for pressure on the affected area; for movement.