Witch Hazel

Old 10-08-2014, 09:38 AM
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Red face Witch Hazel

Just read about this on another post. The lady was using it on her sore knee. So I bought some. Tried it on my arthritic hands, just so sore & stiff in the mornings. About 20 minutes after rubbing a little on my hands my right hand had no soreness and my left was 50% improved. That's about as good as my left gets. I just made a pinhole in the foil lid, so it just drips out. I used it on my skin, I believe she said to wet a cloth and put the cloth on the sore spot. Guess it would stay moist a lot longer that way. Maybe I'll put a scrap of flannall (sp.), (I must have some scraps, grin), on my left hand and reapply later, Not sure if I need to wait before re-appling, suppose I could read the label, it's just so tiny writing.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:08 AM
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thanks for the heads up on that one. never heard of that, but if it works for you, can you imagine all the people you've helped today??
thanks for the info.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
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Hmmm, it can't hurt, I might try that on my shoulder. It's been having soreness, limitation for several weeks; ortho doc says it's not needing replacement yet and he sees from the cervical MRI he ordered that it's coming from the destruction in my neck. Now that my achilles tendon tear has been repaired, it's killing me to use the walker to get around, hopping on one leg.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:28 PM
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My OB doc for one of the kids told I use a small flannel pad with witch hazel on it on my stitches after childbirth. It sure was cool and soothing.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:43 PM
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I've used witch hazel for years on bruises and any injury. It is fantastic an old item our granma's used

I also use white vinegar for jobs around the house.it sterilises surfaces. My father used to soak his gout in it , for some relief .
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:30 AM
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Never knew the healing power of this old product ........will have to buy some and keep on hand......just thought it was an astringent....
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:39 AM
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It's a good product with an interesting history. Made in the USA, too!
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:06 AM
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Witch hazel is a good astringent.....very good for skin on your face, after cleansing. Used to use it all the time when I was young....thanks for the reminder, must get some more.
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I use it on my face as well. I wish it smelled better though...
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Mine is orderless or very low oder, a must for me. I got it at Walmart. Don't think it has a name. The bottle says distilled Witch Hazel USP.
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I use it on my face as well. I wish it smelled better though...
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