Grow in parts of Canada, the US and Europe, wich hazel, wich can come from a number of threes or shrubs in the hamamelis family, has historically been used fro its astringent qualities. In conventional medicine, it has been used fro treating minor cuts, burns, rashes, and insects bites. In homeopathic remedy, the outer skin of the root and bark of twigs are chopped and pounded to a pulp. The remedy was first “proved” in 1850 by Dr. Hering, an American follower of Hannemann, and is commonly used to treat piles and varicoses veins y improving circulation.