Common hazel (Corylus avellana L.)

Common hazel is a shrub from the Birch family (Betulaceae). Other names: hazelnut, hazelnut, hazelnut


Shrub 3-7 m tall with gray rounded shoots. The leaves are alternate, rather large, rounded or obovate, with a short apex at the top, heart-shaped at the base, bi-toothed along the edge and, in addition, with several large teeth in the upper part, slightly pubescent, dark green above, lighter below. The fruit is a well-known brownish-yellow nut (hazelnut), sitting in a bell-shaped green plush. Hazel is widespread in the undergrowth, mixed and deciduous forests, throughout the CIS.

Contains active substances:

Hazel leaves contain essential oil, palmitic acid, paraffin, myricitroside, sucrose.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of hazel leaves is used for liver diseases.

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