Small shrub from 4 to 6 m in height of which one uses leaves and bark.
Witch-hazel is well-known for treating varicose veins and heumorroids.
Also : Phlebitis, ulcer of the leg, haemorrhages, menopause, angina sore-throat.
In external use : Pruritus, hives, bruise, ecchymosis.
One spoonful for one cup of water, boil 2 minutes ; 2 cups a day.
Decoction : 25 g of bark for 500 ml of water, boil during 10 minutes; in compress for sunstrokes, painful varicose, inflammation of the articulations.