Also known as common hazelnut tree, hazel or European hazelnut tree.
Hazel is one of the few species from the Mesozoic (-70 million years) having survived until today. It is native to Europe and can be found in temperate regions of the North hemisphere. In France, it grows in all the regions, in woods, forests, and sometimes on slopes, on rich soils. Its scientific name, Corylus, means helmet in Latin, referring to the form of the hazelnut shell.
Hazelnut leaves stimulate flaccid veins, lacking elasticity and with dysfunctional valves creating venous return issues such as fluid retention in the legs. They are efficient against heavy legs, circulatory dysfunction, varicose veins, and help to heal oedema (water retention caused by insufficient circulation). Drink between 2 and 3 cups infusion per day.
Dry leaves infusion: approximately 25g/L; add the leaves to boiling water and macerate during the night. Drink the day after.
In case of persistent symptoms or if you have any doubts, consult a doctor.