Element Associations: Fire
Planetary Associations: Sun + Saturn
Astrological Associations: Aquarius
Chakra Associations: Solar-Plexus
Magical Properties: Protection, Banishing, Removing hexes, Mending heartbreak
Healing Properties: When made into a tincture, extract, or hydrosol can be used for various skin conditions (eczema, itchiness, facial toner, acne spot treatment, used to clean cuts, soothe burns, soothe bug bites), Astringent.
Witch Hazel when used for medicinal purposes is often used in the form of an extract, hydrosol, or tincture. When it is in a liquid form it can be used easily and effectively for topical applications to the skin (mentioned above) and can even be used for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, rashes, sunburns, eye strain and many more.
In magic and witchcraft, it is often used for banishing, protection, and hex removing spells. It can be made into a tea as well when done safely and may help mend broken hearts and release unwanted emotions.
**Always consult a physician before using herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medication.
Witch Hazel when consumed often can cause vomiting or stomach irritation. Before using Witch Hazel topically, always test it out on a small patch of skin first, as some folks can be allergic to it.