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What is witch hazel?

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Native Americans have long used the leaves and bark of the witch hazel plant as a folk remedy.

From: Witch Hazel: Uses and Risks WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dweck, A. Ethnobotanical Use of Plants, Part 4: The American Continent.

MacKay, D. , April 2001. Alternative Medicine Review

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Witch Hazel."

Thring, T. , 2009. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Reuter, J. , November 2010. Journal of the German Society of Dermatology

Wolff, H. , September 2007. European Journal of Pediatrics

FDA: "Rulemaking History of OTC Skin Protectant Drug Products."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Dweck, A. Ethnobotanical Use of Plants, Part 4: The American Continent.

MacKay, D. , April 2001. Alternative Medicine Review

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Witch Hazel."

Thring, T. , 2009. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Reuter, J. , November 2010. Journal of the German Society of Dermatology

Wolff, H. , September 2007. European Journal of Pediatrics

FDA: "Rulemaking History of OTC Skin Protectant Drug Products."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 22, 2017

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