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American witch hazel—History, nomenclature and modern utilization

Abstract

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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Keywords

  • Bark
  • Economic Botany
  • Camphor
  • National Formulary
  • Tannin Content