*Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
*this is a hardy tree that grows 8-10 feet high
I need to do more research on Witchhazel at this time. For example, I need to figure out if I should grow this tree in my yard. If it is difficult to gather the important medicinal parts of this tree on my own, I will probably just buy dried Witchhazel from appropriate organic herbal stores.
However, it is important to know the medicinal value of this tree:
*It is soothing and anti-inflammatory and is thus often used topically for many skin and vascular problems
*It is often prescribed for diarrhea
*It can stop bleeding, and is often prescribed for people with heavy menstrual bleeding
*You can apply a distilled extract externally for healing bruises, sprains, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and insect bites