Not the right kind of witch

National Witch Hazel Day was last week. So, who was “Witch Hazel” and why does she get a whole day devoted to her? Was she a good witch, like Glinda, the beautiful witch in the Wizard of Oz, who charmed the munchkins and everyone she met? Or was she like the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba (she even had a scary name), who frightened everyone she met?

Imagine my surprise to find out that witch hazel isn’t a witch at all. It’s

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