First, let me ask if any of you are having trouble with Blogger? I sure am. It started yesterday. I usually use Firefox for my browser but it wouldn't work right, then I tried Chrome and it didn't work right, so here I am, back writing it with IE ( Windows Internet Explorer). Can't seem to fix the problem. Just glad I have all the other options and at least one of them seems to be working.
Now, back to wondering about Witch Hazel. I just love the stuff. The smell of it seems to relax me. I splash it on every morning and at night just before I go to bed. I believe that years ago it was used as Cologne along with the medicinal purposes. It is an astringent and a common treatment for hemorrhoids. As I am sure you know, an astringent shrinks things.
Some species of it are native to America and the natives here made good use of the shrub called Witch Hazel. They boiled the bark and the small limbs. Although it is called a shrub, some grow to 20 or 30 feet tall. It also produces flowers and sometimes the shrub can be seen with both fruit and flowers on it. As far as I am concerned, as long as the stores don't run out of it, I will keep on splashing it on. It is suppose to shrink things but so far it hasn't shrunk my tummy much if at all (grin). Now you all slap some on your face and have a wonderful day today, you hear?