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English: Hazel - nut tree.

French: Noisetier.

From the family of Betuláceas.

The bark of the hazel is an astringent, used to cut diarrhea and bleeding. Its fruits, nuts, raises blood pressure.


The hazel shrub is a large, brown branches somewhat flexible. It has leaves alternate, rough and oval - shaped often lose in the fall to return to recover in the spring. It has male flowers, gathered in AINABLE yellowish color. The fruits are hazelnuts, as well known and appreciated by all.


The hazel blooms in late winter and early spring, before the opening of the leaves. From the collection of interest primarily hazelnuts, highly prized as food in pastry and high caloric power. Also interesting from the point of therapeutic, leaves and bark, the leaves are pulled from the bush, with dry weather, and the crust is reflected in the spring. Both are set to dry in the open air or in drying with a maximum temperature of 40 º C.

Common uses:

Astringent Antiedematoso antipyretic.

Used Part.

The leaves and bark occasionally.

Active Principles.

Leaves: tannins Catechists (1 - 3%) flavonoids: miricitrósido.

Crust: abundant tannins.

Fruits: abundant glycerides of unsaturated fatty acids (90%) mainly oleic and linoleic.

Drug Action.

Leaves: Flavonoids give it a vitamin P, producing an astringent, venotónico, Vasoprotectives, antiedematoso (used as a substitute for hamamelis) In addition exerts an antipyretic. At the external level is healing.

Crust: For its content in tannins, is astringent and healing.

Fruits: Using food.


Diarrhea. Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, capillary fragility (bruises, epistaxis) edema of lower limbs. Flu.

In topical use: wounds and skin sores, mouth or conréales, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, parodontopatías, pharyngitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, vulvovaginitis.


Gastritis, gastric ulcer: the tannins can irritate the gastric mucosa.

Side Effects.

The tannins can cause constipation.


Infusion of pollen. The pollen from hazel can be used in infusion as sudorific for someone gets a bit of pollen in boiling water and cold once it takes in small cups.

Infusion of leaves. A liter of boiling water is added 25 gr. the leaves of hazel, is filtered and template for use later in the cleaning of wounds and sores.

Cooking bark. 35 gr. bark added to a liter of water is left to boil for 20 minutes, then filtered and be sweetened to taste each one. You can take several tacitas during the day. This baking is used as an astringent and works best with the bark of the root. In any case, the best way to consume this tree is leveraging its exquisite fruit, nuts: raw, roasted, in the form of horchata or simply crushed with water and sugar.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion (leaves) one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Infuse 10 minutes. Take three cups a day, after meals.

Use topic: Decoction of 30 g / l of bark or leaves, for 5 minutes. Apply externally in the form of washes or towels.


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