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WITCH HAZEL Side Effects & Safety

Witch hazel is safe for most adults when applied directly to the skin. In some people, it might cause minor skin irritation.

Witch hazel also seems to be safe for most adults when small doses are taken by mouth. In some people, witch hazel might cause stomach upset when taken by mouth. Large doses might cause liver problems.

Witch hazel contains a cancer-causing chemical (safrole), but in amounts that are too small to be of concern.

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Rubbing alcohol and witch hazel are each very drying, so combined they'd be even more drying. As well, both have the potential to burn and sting.

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What would happen if you ingested witch hazel

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