witch hazel

January 27, 2018

Basic Plant Identification

First, What type of plant is it?      Woody tall plant – shrub or tree Broad leafed  – has leaves and flowers (Angiosperm) Evergreen – has needles and cones (Gymnosperm) 2.   Herbs and other plants Monocot or Dicot Monocots have one root, one seed leaf,  parallel veins on leaves, and floral parts […]
April 4, 2018


Contracts tissue; mainly the skin, and may also reduce the discharge of blood or mucous.  Astringent herbs help with tissue toning and tightening.  Witch hazel and meadowsweet are examples. Astringent Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 6, 2018

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Research

Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana Family: Hammamelidaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 9, 2018

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
September 28, 2018

Rose Water and Geranium Calming Face Toner – Spritz on to Help Improve Your Skin and Mood!

Rose water and geranium extracts has been used for centuries as luxurious ingredients in beauty care lotions, sprays, and baths.  Combined with witch hazel, this rose water and geranium face toner recipe is sure to please!  It may help tighten and tone the skin and improve skin texture. Ah, the […]