Some of the most common oral uses for witch hazel include, treating stomach issues, such as diarrhea or colitis. It can also be used to reduce the symptoms of the common cold, such as fever.
Topically witch hazel has many benefits. This light, natural astringent helps control acne by reducing inflammation and decreasing oil production. It’s ability to reduce inflammation and swelling as well as tighten skin makes it ideal for treating puffy eyes, razor burn, sunburn, varicose veins, and even has been used to speed up the healing process of bruises.