Plup Wood and Witch hazel– A long history of misreprestenting “what is witch hazel”

 

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This is an interesting snip of Good Housekeeping . The snip shows that it was common practice to use the whole witch hazel plant for distillation, pulp wood and all.  SO why is the witch hazel  USP formula for twigs?   http://books.google.com/books?id=tvEImPrMZsgC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=%22witch+hazel%22+fraud&source=bl&ots=f6zerawNtL&sig=ChKq-bX_y0aMjwUJx1Wu66IaEZc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=bxiZUZKTCsXD0AHyhoDQAw&ved=0CGUQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=%22witch%20hazel%22%20fraud&f=false

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