Hamamelis

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Amamelide; Csodamogyorólevél (hamamelis leaf); Hamamelidis; Hamamelidis folium (hamamelis leaf); Hamameliksenlehti Hamameliu lapai (hamamelis leaf); Trollhassel; Vilínový list Zaubernuss.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur. and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Hamamelis Leaf). The whole or cut dried leaves of Hamamelis virginiana containing not less than 3% tannins, expressed as pyrogallol (C 6 H 6 O 3 = 126.1), calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

USP 31

(Witch Hazel). A clear, colourless distillate prepared from recently cut and partially dried dormant twigs of Hamamelis virginiana. pH between 3.0 and 5.0. Store in airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 40°.

💊 Profile

Hamamelis has astringent properties and contains gallic acid, a bitter principle, and a trace of volatile oil. It is used in preparations for the symptomatic relief of haemorrhoids. Hamamelis water is used as a cooling application and has been applied as a haemostatic. Hamamelis is used in herbal preparations for a variety of disorders.

Homoeopathy.

Hamamelis has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Hamamelis virginiana; Hamamelis, Folium; Hamamelis virginiana e foliis; Hamamelis virginiana ex cortice summitatibusque; Hamamelis virginica; Ham. virg.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Witch Hazel.

Proprietary Preparations

Austral.: Optrex Original; Witch Doctor†; Austria: Hametum; Sperti Praparation H†; Canad.: Optrex; Chile: Similia†; Sperti Preparacion H Clear Gel†; Fr.: Optrex; Ger.: Aescorin N†; Fiamelis†; Haemo Duoform†; Hamasana†; Hametum; Posterine; Tampositorien H†; Venoplant top†; Ital.: Acqua Virginiana; Derminiol; Optrex; Malaysia: Optrex; Mex.: Tia Puppy; NZ: Optrex; Pol.: Phloderm; Port.: Optrex; Singapore: Optrex; Spain: Derminiol; Hametol; Hemo Derminiol; Optrex; Switz.: Mavena Anal-Gen; Optrex; Thai.: Optrex; Turk.: Hametan; UK: Optrex; Preparation H Clear Gel; Witch Doctor; Witch Sunsore; USA: A-E-R; Fleet Medicated Pads†; Neutrogena Drying. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Banoftal†; Clematis III Oligoplex†; Domuderm; Ecnagel; Esculeol P; Lavandula Oligoplex; Manzan; Venoful; VNS 45; Austral.: Anusol; Bioglan Cirflo†; Gentlees; Hemocane; Optrex; Proflo†; Austria: Arnicet; Inotyol; Mirfulan; Sulgan 99; Tampositorien mit Belladonna; Belg.: Hemorhinol; Purigel Crisp; Rectovasol; Braz.: Bromidrastina†; Hemodotti; Hemorroidex†; Higicler; Malvatricin Natural Organic; Manolio†; Mirorroidin†; Proctosan; Supositorio Hamamelis Composto†; Varizol†; Visionom; Canad.: Onrectal; Penaten; Preparation H Cooling Gel; Tucks; Chile: Hemorrol†; Proctoplex; Varicare†; Cz.: Aviril H†; Sagittaproct†; Fr.: Aphloine P; Climaxol; Ekseme; Evarose; HEC; Histo-Fluine P; Inotyol†; Jouvence de l’Abbe Soury; Keracnyl eau nettoyante; Keracnyl stop bouton; Mediflor Tisane Circulation du Sang No 12; Ophtalmine; Pastilles Monleon; Phlebosedol†; Phytomelis; Purif-Ac Gel; Veinostase; Ger.: Aescusan; Anisan†; Chlorophyllin Salbe "Schuh"†; Eulatin NN; Hametum-N†; Heusin†; Leukona-Wundsalbe†; Mirfulan; Sanaderm†; Trauma-cyl; Varicylum-S; Venacton†; Weleda Hamorrhoidalzapfchen; Hong Kong: Eye Glo Plus; Indon.: Oculosan; Israel: Aforinol; Derma Care; Inotyol; Ital.: Altacura Ipragocce; Centella Complex; Centeril H; Decon Ovuli; Dermilia Flebozin; Dermitina; Dermoprolyn†; Eulux; Ginoxil Ecoschiuma; Hamamilla†; Herbe†; Inotyol†; Intim; Iridil; Lycia Luminique; Nevril; Proctonet†; Proctopure; Sacnel; Salviette H; Sedalen Cort†; Sedilene Procto†; Steril Zeta; Stilomagic†; Varicogel†; Venactive; Venalta; Venoplus†; Venotrauma†; Mex.: Almodin; Prespir; Supranettes Naturalag; Mon.: Fluon; NZ: Lacto Calamine†; Optrex Red-Eye Relief; Port.: Hemofissural; S.Afr.: Lacto Calamine†; Lotio Pruni Comp cum Cupro; Stibium Comp; Singapore: HEC†; Stop-Itch Plus; Spain: Banoftal; Hemodren Compuesto†; Lamnotyl†; Ojosbel; Roidhemo†; Ruscimel†; Solucion Schoum; Venofit; Switz.: Anal-Gen†; Collypan; Euproctol N; Frigoplasma†; Haemocortin; Haemolan; HEC; Mavena Proctal-Gen; Oculosan; Optrex compresses; Pommade Nasale Radix†; Riccovitan†; Suppositoires contre les hemorroides†; Tendro; Thai.: Opplin†; UK: Adiantine; Eye Dew; Heemex; Lacto Calamine; Modern Herbals Pile; Optrex Red Eyes; Swarm; Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cream; Varicose Ointment; Vital Eyes; USA: Clearasil Double Clear; Preparation H Cooling Gel; Tucks; Venez.: Biomicovo†; Camolyn; Camolyn Plus; Flucirac; Supranettes†.
Published May 08, 2019.