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11:06 Oct 28, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Medical (general)
English term or phrase:witch hazel
What was the most popular formula of witch hazel used in the US for medication of burns, cuts, etc., in the 1960-s and 70-s? I mean something that people keep at home just in case. Ointment, tincture or something else? Thanks!
Explanation: In the US, the most popular remedy is a cosmetic "formula" water, which is NOT a tincture, but can be found in most households. It has a high procentage of alcohol, and is only used externally. This would have been the case in the 60s and 70s - although ointments are also available - see website.
Explanation: Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an herb that makes a wonderful, cooling astringent and toner for the skin. It is made by steeping witch hazel herb leaves and/or roots in hot water or oil to create an infusion that can then be used in creams, lotions and moisturizing gels.