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Dr Clare’s Apothecary - Witch Hazel Cream


Witch Hazel Cream


Dr Clare’s Apothecary - Witch Hazel Cream


At Dr Clare’s Apothecary, we have created a comprehensive range of traditional herbal-based natural personal care creams to help with our customers physical and emotional wellbeing. Our personal care creams are part of our integrated medicine approach that combines the best of pharmaceutical medicine and complementary medicine.

Dr Clare’s Apothecary has carefully curated a high quality, sustainably sourced range of therapeutic herbal medicines. This includes a wide range of supplements, dried herbs, tinctures, capsules, pessaries and creams. Our therapeutic herbal medicines are available from the clinic dispensary, online shop or by telephone order. We also provide online consultation about the health and wellbeing benefit of all our products.


Witch Hazel Cream

Witch hazels (Hamamelis) are a plant family, with three species in North America, one in Japan and one in China. Witch hazels are deciduous shrubs with leaves that are oval with a smooth wavy border. Hamamelis means "together with fruit" which likely refers to the plants flowering and the maturing of their fruit both happening at the same time.

Witch hazel cream offers a broad range of medical applications that can be used in a number of different ways. Its leaves and bark can be made into ointments and applied to the skin for its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin. 


Here are Dr Clare’s top 5 benefits of witch hazel.

  1. Relieves Inflammation

Witch hazel contains numerous compounds that provide anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidant properties also help to prevent further spreading of inflammation and neutralize the build-up of free radicals within your body. It is therefore understandable that witch hazel is widely known for its potential to help with conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis.

  1. Helps Sensitive and Irritated Skin

Research has suggested that witch hazel can be beneficial for sensitive skin including the treatment of inflamed, irritated or broken skin. Witch hazel may help to reduce skin redness and provide relief for irritated and sensitive skin.

  1. Helps Fights Acne

Witch hazel offers powerful anti-inflammatory properties that could be useful in the treatment of acne by acting as an astringent, causing your tissues to contract and help shrink skin pores. This has the benefit of preventing acne-related bacteria from entering your pores.

Witch hazel is therefore commonly found in many over-the-counter acne products. It is particularly useful for people with oily skin and can also be applied through steaming.

  1. Relieves Scalp Irritation

Witch hazel may help reduce scalp irritation and inflammation, including the treatment of dandruff and dry skin. Scalp sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from cosmetic hair treatments to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema.

Dabbing your scalp with witch hazel before washing your hair may help treat scalp sensitivity and provide relief from dryness, itching and tenderness.

  1. Offers Relief from Hemorrhoids

Witch hazel may be used as a natural remedy to provide relief from the itchiness and pain frequently caused by haemorrhoids because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

Add witch hazel to a clean cloth or cotton ball and dab directly to the affected area to soothe the skin.


In Summary

Witch hazel is an astringent that is often used as a natural topical remedy. It contains several compounds with potent anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, which may be useful in treating a variety of conditions ranging from acne and scalp sensitivity to haemorrhoids.

Dr Clare’s witch hazel cream can be applied directly to your skin and safely administered for the treatment of haemorrhoids after each bowel movement. Doing an initial skin patch test on a small portion of your skin can help prevent unwanted side effects and skin reactions.


You can read some of our many product reviews on our Facebook page, to see what dozens of our happy customers think of our range of herbal remedies. If you would like to discuss a specific treatment such as the use of witch hazel or any of our other properties, you can call us on +35391583260, email us at support@drclare.net or book an appointment through our website.