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Witch Hazel

A handy home remedy for minor burns, scrapes, cuts and abrasions, scalds, sunburns and other inflammatory conditions of the skin is witch hazel. Like aloe, you need to find a good source for quality witch hazel, most commercial preparations do not contain the tannins, which are responsible for the astringent action that decreases inflammation.

Witch Hazel *
Recipe Instructions: Poultice

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Burns : Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. The best thing you can do is reduce the heat, by applying cold water or ice.
  • Insect/flea Bites :Herbal oils make excellent after-bite remedies because they calm the inflammation, reduce itching, are antibacterial and regenerative to damaged skin.
  • Rashes :Poison ivy, allergic reactions, flea and insect bites, diaper rash - these can all be treated at home using your own herbal remedies.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
  • Sunburns :Herbal remedies like St. Johns wort and tamanu oil offer protection and healing in cases of sunburn.
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