Healthy and well-kept with St. John’s Wort oil

St. John’s wort or hypericum perforatum Latin. This weed, perennial herbaceous plant, recognizable yellow flowers growing on the sunny meadows, along the edges of forests and grassy areas next to the road.

The use of this herb is widespread thanks to its positive effects on various ailments. The most famous is certainly its role in the treatment of burns, wounds, cuts, ulcers and hemorrhoids and for this purpose we use St. John’s Wort oil. St. John’s Wort oil can be easily made at home: you need a hundred grams of fresh flowers St. John’s wort (large and mature) and one liter of vegetable oil, preferably cold-pressed olive oil. Soak flowers with cold water and allow to dry overnight in a place where air circulates.In the morning put them in a glass jar or bottle and pour oil, close it and leave it in the sun for six weeks. After that, strain it . The oil obtained from this herb should have red color – that means it’s properly prepared and ready for use.st-john-s-wort-1148375

Healing effects of St. John’s oil is manifested in problems with fungi, viruses and bacteria. Therefore, it is ideal as an aid in the treatment of inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes – with eczema, acne and pimples, hemorrhoids, vaginal infections, sore throat and pharynx, purulent angina and others. Also, it recovers skin from scars and blemishes and helps in the healing of wounds and insect bites. St. John’s Wort oil can be used for the scalp, because it prevents greasing and dandruff and nourishes the hair roots, and thus prevents hair loss.

For internal use of St. John’s oil, be carefull  due to its interaction with various drugs – they can change or neutralize the effect. It is therefore important to consult a doctor before using St. John’s oil, if you are using any medication.

This oil prevents bloating, cramps and stomach ailments, and is also used for healing of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers and to reduce the pain caused by gastritis. Lately, more and more it’s used in the treatment of mild forms of depression, then insomnia, mood disorders in menopause and seasonal depression caused by lack of sunlight.

St. John’s Wort oil alleviates rheumatic pain and helps with problems caused by varicose veins, then for gout, swelling, bruising and vitiligo.

Caution is recommended when exposed to sunlight, as external use of St. John’s oil increases the possibility of getting a sunburn, especially for persons with sensitive skin. It should not be used in pregnancy and during breast-feeding, because there are no scientific data on the use of St. John’s wort in these conditions.