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What's witch hazel extract for?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Variety of things

Witch hazel is a well used home remedy (when i was a kid, a bottle of distilled was in every medicine cabinet).
The herb is astringent and anti-inflammatory, and is used topically for a variety of skin problems (acne, itchy or oily skin) on wounds and bruises, and more. It constricts capillaries beneath the skin, so many people swear by it for puffy eyes.

In brief: Variety of things

Witch hazel is a well used home remedy (when i was a kid, a bottle of distilled was in every medicine cabinet).
The herb is astringent and anti-inflammatory, and is used topically for a variety of skin problems (acne, itchy or oily skin) on wounds and bruises, and more. It constricts capillaries beneath the skin, so many people swear by it for puffy eyes.
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