What is hazelwood, and how does it work?
Wood from a hazelwood tree, which is native to Quebec, Canada, has the medicinal properties to neutralize the body's acidity. The wood absorbs the body's excess acid when worn close to the body and kept wet. Hazelwood will eventually have to be replaced when the inside wood turns a dark color. The bark may flake off from normal wear and tear, but this does not ruin its ability to absorb acid. Many find they will have to replace their first necklace sooner than later because it is absorbing a lot of excess acid. The next piece will most likely not darken as fast because you have already aided the body to rid the excess, and it is more for maintenance! Pairing hazelwood together with Baltic amber is a complementary way to neutralize and heal the body. You will find the majority of our hazelwood jewelry will be mixed with amber for this reason...plus, it looks good too!
Healing Properties of Hazelwood:
Its therapeutic properties are good for neutralizing the body's acidity, which, when balanced, will help rid the body of symptoms such as:
The Aboriginals were the first to discover that they could put hazelwood around their babies' necks to relieve teething pain. Historically, hazel trees were used by North Americans to help heal teeth issues, with tea and roots used to help heal hemorrhaging. Heart disease, indigestion, and eye issues were all health issues that were relieved with the use of all parts of the tree, including branches, bark, and roots used often in teas. Tribes soon discovered that the inside of the bark is where salicylic acid is located, which is also known as aspirin.
Indigenous to Quebec, there are 18 different varieties of hazelwood plants that are often called "hazel trees.” It is a species of shrub that will grow up to 8-9 ft and produces leaves and nuts as well.
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