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Holistic Healing with Hazelwood

By on January 6, 2015
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    The beaked hazel, often referred to as hazelwood is a species of shrub indigenous to Quebec, and widely spread across Canada. For thousands of years, its twigs have been used by Native American tribes in different ways to heal the body. For example, the Iroquois prepared a tea from its branches to heal dental pain. The Ojibwas used its roots, mixed with other species, to heal pulmonary hemorrhaging. The Potawatomis used the inside of the bark in traditional remedies just as they used willow bark, where salicylic acid was discovered: the derivative of acetysalicylic acid, commonly known as aspirin.

    First Nations peoples made external use of the plant by placing a necklace made of branch pieces around a baby’s neck to calm teething pain. Today, thanks to scientific research and development, we can better understand the hazelwood properties from their high content in polyphenols, known for their antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
    The same way First Nations peoples used small hazelwood twigs for their health benefits, we still use hazelwood today as an easy and natural way to aid various ailments caused by inflammation, such as heartburn, joint pain, skin problems, mouth sores, teething pain and more. 
    For best results, it is recommended to wear the necklace or the bracelet in contact with the skin and to change it every three months.
    Over the years, the demand for the products has been growing for use by the whole family. Stylish necklaces and bracelets are now available for babies, children and adults as well.

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