Witch hazel is native to Eastern North America and Eastern Asia. These are flowering plants that can grow to be up to 25 feet tall. They can be found growing in gardens as ornamental plants. These usually flower in the fall and winter, leading them to also be known as 'winter bloom'.
The leaves can be used to help with a variety of ailments such as various surface-level irritations. While they can be eaten, the leaves are used mainly as a topical medication. Witch hazel leaves may also be made into tea but are most popularly used as a herbal decoction.
Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Also known as: Winterbloom, 金缕梅属, بندق الساحرة