The aqueous extract of witch hazel twigs has long been an American household liniment, but only three concerns manufacture it today, producing over halt a million gallons annually. The more concentrated tannin-containing alcoholic extract from leaves and bark is compounded into styptic remedies.
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Fulling, E.H. American witch hazel—History, nomenclature and modern utilization . Econ Bot 7, 359–381 (1953). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02930811
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