Tag Archives: Antiseptic

What Are the Health Benefits of Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many OTC products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain. The oil that comes from the eucalyptus tree is used as an antiseptic, a perfume, as an ingredient in

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Witch Hazel {Hamamelis virginiana} & Witch Hazel – Part ll, A Cooling, Soothing Astringent.

Common Name: Witch Hazel Description: Deciduous shrub or small tree, 8 to 15 feet tall, with long, forking branches; bright yellow, thread-like flowers; coarsely toothed leaves turn bright yellow in fall. Hardiness: To Zone 5 Family: Hamamelidaceae Flowering: Early autumn Parts Used: Twigs, leaves, and bark Range/Habitat: Eastern and central North America; moist woods and stream banks. This large, multi-stemmed

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