Witch hazel relieves itching, has antibacterial and antioxidant properties and promotes wound healing. These effects can be put to optimal use for the treatment of minor skin injuries, skin inflammations and varicose veins, but also in the case of sun-damaged skin. The cell division of the horny cells in the barrier layer of the skin is promoted, and water loss from the skin is prevented. It also reduces UV-B-induced DNA damage to the skin cells. Witch hazel also has an astringent effect, which reduces inflammatory processes.Cosmetic properties:astringent & anti-inflammatory, ideal for minor injuries, after shaving & for sunburn, also against varicose veinsrelieves itching, antibacterial & wound healing properties, recommended for eczema, dermatitis & acneantioxidant & enhances the skin’s barrier, prevents water loss from the skin.
It is used to treat decubital gangrene, closed wounds, extravasations, weeping dermatitis, insect bites, muscle pain, tumors, psoriasis, cracked and exfoliating skin, fever, weathered skin and sun burn.