(Lat. Hamamelis) it is the species of leaf-losing shrubs from family hamamelidaceae. It contains the tanning substances (hamamelitanin), essential oils and flavonoids. It has the astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobic, antiviral, antifungal and anesthetic effect. It causes the vasoconstriction, reduces the secretion of sebaceous glands, soothes the skin removing the black-heads and preventing their appearance in future.
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.