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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

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SYNONYMS

HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) HYDROSOL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA HYDROSOL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER, WITCH HAZEL DISTILLATE, WITCH HAZEL HYDROSOL, WITCH HAZEL WATER, and WITCH HAZEL WATER (DISTILLATE)

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water is an aqueous solution containing natural volatileoils obtained by the distillation of twigs, bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana. In the United States, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products.When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name is Witch Hazel.

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CONCERN REFERENCE
58 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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