Witch Hazel: the Powerful, Natural Anti-Inflammatory

June 15, 2018 2 min read

Witch hazel extract is a natural astringent hydrosol made from the bark, leaves, and stems of the witch hazel shrub or tree. Native to Atlantic North America, this lovely shrub can reach a height of 15 feet. Witch hazel flowers in the fall, producing vivid yellow colors. Native Americans even used witch hazel leaves and bark as a poultice to reduce swelling and inflammation, slow bleeding, and to draw tissue together. Extract was prepared by rolling the stems.

Commonly used as a:

  1. Pain reliever
  2. Facial cleanser
  3. Under-eye rejuvenator
  4. Razer burn soother
  5. Cut and scrape sealer
  6. Skin inflammation reliever
  7. Varicose veins reducer
  8. Bug bite reliever
  9. Bruiser healer
  10. Inflammation reducer
  11. Dandruff reducer
Witch Hazel is the main ingredient behind most of Sore No-More®’s products. Arenus®, the leader in equine health supplement, has partnered with Benefab® to offer a killer combination of products that are guaranteed to keep your equine healthy and happy. The ingredients in their products include a proprietary extract of Witch Hazel Bark and leaves of Arnica, Rosemary, Ginger, and Comfrey. Sore No-More®'s Classic Liniment has been awarded “Product of the Year” twice by The Horse Journal for its effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation. Although the ingredients are simple, the effectiveness is not. Sore No-More® has formulated a liniment that contains only all-natural, gentle ingredients - making it safe for the most sensitive skinned horses. There are actually no harsh chemicals, making it the perfect choice to use on horses with sensitive skin. Due to the liniment being made with all-natural ingredients, it is safe to use under tack, wraps, blankets, and therapeutics such as Benefab® by Sore No-More®. This liniment can be used on the poll, back, neck, legs, hocks, knees, and hooves to help reduce soft tissue discomfort. Take a look at all of the Sore No-More products here!


Also in Blog

Groundwork Equipment to Take Your Horsemanship to the Next Level
Groundwork Equipment to Take Your Horsemanship to the Next Level

January 21, 2022 3 min read

No matter a horses’ age or experience, groundwork can increase respect, connection, and safety for both horse and rider.

Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?
Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

January 13, 2022 3 min read

After a traumatic accident, intense surgery, cancer diagnosis, or consumption of toxins, dogs may find themselves in need of a little extra blood. Luckily for our canine partners, dogs are able to donate blood to one another.
Equine Vitals: What Is Normal?
Equine Vitals: What Is Normal?

January 07, 2022 3 min read

Vital sign recording can be one of the last things horse owners consider when bringing a new horse home to enjoy. The training, upkeep, and general care that goes into a horse means taking the time to give your horse a little checkup is often put aside until they don’t feel so good.