There are medicinal herbs growing in your backward and you don’t know it. Every state has a particular herb, flower or tree that is seen commonly in that state. In the State of Connecticut it is Witch Hazel. The botanical name is Hamamelis virginiana.
The leaves, bark and twigs of witch hazel contain tannic acid It is used topically as an astringent for burns and skin irritations
Traditionally it has been used to relieve hemorrhoidal, anal and vaginal itching. It decreases inflammation and promotes healing of bruises, and varicose veins. There is even a homeopathic preparation that I use for hemorrhoids with much success.
It can also be used as a gargle for throat inflammation