A traditional home remedy for several ailments, witch hazel extract is effective in healing wounds, preventing bruises, and as a palliative to scores of chronic skin conditions. Witch hazel extract is applied externally.
Here's what witch hazel can do for you:
- A natural astringent, witch hazel can treat skin conditions like acne, excessive sebaceous secretion, or even breakouts of eczema.
- While sunlight can be a bane for those who suffer rosacea, swabbing diluted witch hazel extract on skin can serve as a sunscreen. It is also an effective remedy for burning and redness.
- For diseases of the mouth such as ulcers or inflamed gums, diluted witch hazel extract can be used as a mouthwash.
- Witch hazel is also a potent anti-viral remedy to skin conditions like herpes and cold sores, providing quick relief from repeated infections and soothing the eruptions. It can also soothe irritation from insect bites.
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