A small tree grown in gardens for its fragrant yellow spring flowers. Witch Hazel trees grow up to 12 ft. tall and its bark and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Geography: This plant originated in North America and is now common in Europe.
Often used as a compress for sprains and strains. It is also commonly used for its astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic abilities.
Its name comes from the Anglo Saxon word "wych", which means flexible.