What is witch hazel and what can it be used for?
Varicose veins. Google witch hazel taken by mouth as a help with diarrhea, Mucus colitis, colds, rumors and fever. This is the herb site http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/witch-hazel-herbal-remedies.htm
its an astringent. you can use it in facials, for bruises/swelling, for acne, for poison ivy...the list goes on
Witch hazel is an ingredient in homemade face masks that help to deal with oily skins. It can be used on swellings, bruises and sores as a liquid astringent form. You can read more on, http://www.fitwatch.com/health/natural-skin-care-witch-hazel-139.html.
It works great on swollen hemorrhoids.