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Witch Hazel Species ( Family )

  title={Witch Hazel Species ( Family )},
  author={W. J. Hazel},
Witch hazel is stated to possess astringent, antihaemorrhagic and anti-inflammatory properties . Traditionally, it has been used for diarrhoea, mucous colitis, haemorrhoids, haematemesis, haemoptysis, and externally for external haemorrhoids, bruises and localised inflamed swellings . The German Commission E approved use for minor skin injuries, local inflammation of skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhoids and varicose veins . (G3) 


Antiviral and antiphlogistic activities of Hamamelis virginiana bark.
The UF-concentrate was found to exhibit significant antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and exhibited strong antiphlogistic effects in the croton oil ear edema test in the mouse.
Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Hamamelis Lotion in a UVB Erythema Test
Evidence is provided for an anti-inflammatory action of the aftersun lotion with 10% hamamelis and the usefulness of the UVB erythema test with multiple UV doses for the testing of nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory agents is supported.
Comparative efficacy of hamamelis distillate and hydrocortisone cream in atopic eczema
The results prove the superiority of low-dose hydrocortisone cream over hamamelis distillate cream, and the therapeutic outcome following this preparation was no better than following the base preparation, indicating the mild, yet unmistakable anti-inflammatory effect of hamamelIS cream in experimental models of inflammatory skin disease.
Dual inhibitory activities of tannins from Hamamelis virginiana and related polyphenols on 5-lipoxygenase and lyso-PAF: acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase.
Structural-activity relationships regarding the in vitro inhibitory potency of the polyphenols in the biological assays are discussed and hamamelitannin proved to be ineffective in the AT assay.
Haniamelis virginiana
  • Br J Phytother
  • 1998
Anti-inflammatory activity of Polygonum bistorta, Guaiacum officinale and Haniamelis virginiana in rats
  • J Pharn: Pharnurcol
  • 1994