Witch Hazel Extract 1:5 USP
NFH Witch-Hazel SAP is sourced from certified organic bark of the Hamamelis virginiana species and is most efficacious in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Other uses include pain-relief, bruising, inflammation, diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding, skin ailments, and in the reduction of mucous discharges.
Many of witch hazel’s therapeutic properties may be attributed to its high tannin content, which is 31 times more abundant in the bark than the leaf extract. The tannins found in witch hazel are in the form of hamamelitannin, and give this plant its astringent properties that allow it to dry, tighten, and harden tissues. It may be applied topically to tighten pores and remove excess oil, and to temporarily tighten and soothe aching varicose veins or reduce inflammation in cases of phlebitis (an inflammation of a vein).
In addition to its tannin content, witch hazel also contains proanthocyanidins, resins, flavonoids, and small amounts of volatile oils. These all contribute to its astringent, sedative, anti-inflammatory properties and with its ability to stop bleeding.
NFH Witch-Hazel SAP may be used internally or externally, as it does not contain isopropyl alcohol.
- Non GMO
- Emerson Quality Program - Gold