Witch Hazel

Also indexed as:Hamamelis virginiana
Witch Hazel: Main Image © Steven Foster
Botanical names:
Hamamelis virginiana

Side Effects

With internal use, witch hazel may cause stomach irritation and cramping.8

There are no known restrictions to the internal use of witch hazel during pregnancy or breast-feeding.9

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