CORYLUS AVELLANA - Common Hazelnut.
These days everyone knows the common hazel. But not everyone knows that hazel bark can be used in the treatment of varicosity, rupture of capillaries and bleeding as a result. It can also be a nice remedy for treating inflammation of the prostate gland.
Hazel bark contains essential oils, about 10% of tannins, bioflavonoids, resins and mineral. All these substances dilate blood vessels, tone veins, strengthen capillaries and reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Please be aware that there can be such side effects as intense work of kidneys, but if moderate doses are used it can have a positive effect and can help to reduce morning swelling.
It is said that after two months of treatment with hazel bark the blood circulation of the lower shin becomes normal, pain, squeezing sensation, swelling and cramps disappear. The color of the skin returns to normal, vascular stars and so called "spiders" disappear. The feeling of cheerfulness, and even rejuvenation arises. It should be noted that treatment with a common hazel should be long lasting.
Modern research has shown that hazel bark lowers cholesterol levels and prevents from the formation of arterial sclerosis. The risk of getting heart attack, stroke or memory loss lowers rapidly. Hazel therapy is effective in treating trophic ulcers and hemorrhoids. Hazel bark has a similar effect with the renowned remedy Hamamelis (Hamamelis virginiana). The Motherland of Hamamelis is North America, and it’s particularly common in Virginia. The appearance of hamamelis is very similar to the hazel, but it blooms in September, and the fruits resemble oak acorns.
COMMON HAZEL INFUSION 1
Clean the bark from the shoots (1 inch in thickness), chop and dry at a temperature of about 50 degrees Celsius. Pour 1 tablespoon of the bark with 2 cups of hot water and keep in the hot place (oven or thermos) for 6-8 hours, then drain. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day before meals. You may cook this delicious nutty drink every evening, so it will be already available for you the next day.
COMMON HAZEL INFUSION 2
Pour 1 tablespoon of the bark with a glass of warm water, leave for the night, in the morning boil for 10-12 minutes, then drain. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day. If you forget to drink the tincture before eating, you can do it after a meal. The therapeutic effect of the remedy won’t be diminished.