When you think about treating your skin, you should think about witch hazel. It contains strong antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, which helps the organs, in this case the skin, contract and stop bleeding after the antioxidants kill the bacteria. From treating simple skin issues like acne to more complicated ones like helping varicose veins heal faster, or treating eczema and hemorrhoids, witch hazel can come to the rescue. We recommend to use a combination of the dry bark and leaves for the preparation of the remedy, although the fresh leaves can also be used.
To prepare a decoction, we recommend that you boil the dry bark and the leaves in water for about 30 minutes and simmer the substance for another 30 minutes covered with the lid. This method will allow the constituents of the plant to be released to the water and not to evaporate. Then you can add a few drops of tea tree oil and you can keep it in the refrigerator for a few months. Using a small cotton pad, you can apply the substance to your skin every night before bed.
Another method to create a soothing topical application is to extract the constituents of the plant in oil. There are many oils that can penetrate your skin to get deep into your tissue. A few of these oils are coconut, avocado, jojoba, olive and more. At Herbalitea we will be happy to help you prepare your own cream. Just send us an email.
In case of internal bleeding, witch hazel can be used as a tea due to its properties that help stop bleeding and contract the internal injury. The taste is a bit bitter so to make it more palatable, we recommend to use stevia leaves as a natural sweetener. Due to its powerful astringent characteristics, witch hazel as a tea can be very useful in diarrhea cases, dysentery and mucous discharges.
Let’s not forget the basics: Our body communicates with us on a daily basis. Unless you suffer from mechanical cuts or lesion to your skin, the symptoms that you see on the skin are a consequence of some internal organ illness that is being reflected on the skin. There are many natural remedies made out of plants that can help you cure your skin symptoms, but as a rule of thumb, if your skin condition keeps recurring despite succeeding with your natural herbal treatment, we recommend that you seek treatment from a qualified medical doctor or homeopath. You can contact us for homeopathic treatment appointments at 647-477-9886 or send us an email.