Applications & Benefits
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The Modern Power Plant – Hamamelis virginiana Linné
Native Americans recognized Witch Hazel’s value and would apply it topically to treat minor wounds, abrasions and skin irritations. Nineteenth century missionaries learned of the plant’s therapeutic qualities and produced the first commercial Witch Hazel Extracts as basic ingredients for a wide array of personal care products.
Today, the applications of Witch Hazel go beyond skin care where a mild but effective astringent is desired; other applications include hair care, eyewash preparations, eye gels, mouthwashes and personal hygiene products. Dermatologists, formulation chemists and end users alike recognize Witch Hazel as a naturally soothing and cost effective botanical ingredient.
American Distilling, the world’s largest source of Distilled Witch Hazel Extracts, is a leader in responsible manufacturing and environmental policies and practices.