Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Folk names: Spotted Alder, Snapping Hazelnut, Winter Bloom

Warning: Pregnanacy + Prolonged Use

Avoid internal use during pregnancy and limit internal use to short periods with time to detox.

Warning: Appropriation

Witch Hazel is native to North America as such white folx were introduced to witch hazel and its medicinal powers by indigenous populations. Know the history, your place and privilege there within, and honor it when you use this ingredient.

Witch Hazel in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Marshmallow.

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Planet: Saturn, Sun
Element: Water, Fire
Gender: Masculine

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Parts Used: Leaves, Bark, Twigs

Chakra:​ Heart

Taste:

  • Astringent

  • Bitter

Energy:

  • Cooling

  • Neutral

Uses: 

  • Infusion

  • Salve

  • Tincture

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Hemostatic

  • Tonic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before

adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

​Magical Uses

  • Balance

  • Beauty

  • Cleansing (Physically, Spiritually)

  • Comfort

  • Divination

  • Dowsing

  • Finding Lost Objects

  • Healing

  • Heart Healing

  • Honesty

  • Initiation

  • Inspiration

  • Love

  • Peace

  • Preserverance

  • Protection

  • Soothes Anger, Passions

  • Warding

  • Wisdom

  • Water Magic