Amber and Hazelwood
Hazelwood originates from Corylus Cornuta trees that grow in many different regions of Canada. It has been associated with health benefits for many years, hence it is a popular tradition to use it for medical purposes. It is suggested that Hazelwood can help with different ailments such as heartburn, arthritis, acid-reflux, joint pain, ulcers, eczema, migraines, sensitive gums and more.
It is explained that Hazelwood has antioxidant properties and it can help to balance PH levels in the body. Once Hazelwood is close to the skin it has the capacity to absorb extra acidity, which results in more alkaline environment. Some ancient tribes also believed that Hazelwood can help to ease pain associated with teething. They used to put small chips of Hazelwood around their child neck. This old lasting tradition was revived recently by a few local families in Quebec. Hence Hazelwood is a common material to make teething necklaces for children. To obtain benefits from Hazelwood, small pieces of Hazelwood are being used for making natural jewelry. In Amber & Gemstones catalog we offer natural jewelry made from both Baltic Amber and Hazelwood. All Hazelwood material used our jewelry is exported directly from Canada.