Witch Hazel is a plant / scrub that grows naturally in the area of Nova Scotia, Canada to the southern parts of Texas and Florida. Its most known uses are for a variety of skin related conditions.
For the purpose of treating hemorrhoids we apply witch hazel externally for the following reasons.
1. It's soothing properties, reducing swelling and irritation of the skin
2. The astringent properties (contracting and shrink body tissue)