Witch-hazel flowers are yellow or orange with ribbon-shaped petals
May be used for herbal tea
Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving. Drink 1-3 cups per day.
May also be used for bitters.
Witch-hazel is a deciduous shrub - and a most extraordinary herb. Its flowers are yellow or orange with ribbon-shaped petals.
Fruits are hard woody capsules that split open when mature and eject seeds up to 10 m distant from the plant. In addition, shrubs may - as if by magic - bloom on mild winter days, and the creased leave will unfold, depending on the temperature.