St. John's Wort - Cut

Herbs: St. John's Wort - Cut, Organic

Common Names: St. John’s Wort, goat weed, klamath weed, amber, rosin rose, witch’s herb
Latin Name: Hypericum perforatum
Origin: Chile,Croatia

Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

The current popularity that St. John’s Wort is enjoying as an anti-depressant and mood elevating remedy is reflected in it's ancient roots. The very name Hypericum, is derived from the Greek, meaning "over the spectre," relating it's almost magical ability to lift the darkness from the spirit. The herb’s effect on the nervous system was recognized to be physical as well as spiritual, though, and it came into great use as a healing plant for conditions and injuries that affected the nerves as well as the flesh. Culpeper wrote that, "It is a singular wound herb.

Externally it is a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory remedy. In an ointment it will speed the healing of wounds and bruises, varicose veins, and mild burns. The garnet-red oil extracted from the flowers is especially useful for the healing of sunburn.

Precautions: Use caution if using during pregnancy and consult a doctor if on any type of anxiety medicine.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • Though tinctures are the best method to draw out St. John's Wort's properties for internal use, we use it in tea combinations as well. Of course, it can be made into many other types of internal and external remedies. Poultices, for instance, are a very popular way of using it.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (use caution during pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • It is critical that St. John's Wort is stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of it's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.

Customer Reviews

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update Shingles-in support of St. John's Wort!
by BJ on Apr 16, 2015

Update from Shingles. After nodules were healed I was left with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia nerve pain. You cannot touch my left hip area for the pain it will cause at touch. I have been taking St. John tincture now for all of these years past the Shingles. When I run out I have renewed pain and have to get the St. Johns back in my system ASAP. In 2012 I was poisoned by Levaquin, a broad-spectrum, very strong, ant-biotic for diagnosed Double Pneumonia which was not bacterial after test done during hospitalization and having Levaquin IV's for 4 days. More nerve pain ensued from the poisoning among other harrowing side-effects which one can get a wealth of info. on Fluoroquinolone facebook sites.PLEASE READ SOME THE MANY PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH FLUOROQUINOLINE POISONING- IT IS HORRIBLE DRUGS) Just wanted to reiterate the power of St. John's Wort for nerve pain which now goes down arms and legs and without the St. Js it would be worse due to the poisoning. Praise our heavenly Father for his wonderful herbs. I do take Turmeric and lots of Cayenne also. ( and continue taking DE consistently, the marvelous detoxifier!!!)

Healing and pain relief for burn/scald
by Christine on Jun 18, 2012

Not long ago I spilled boiling soup on my hand, which peeled off a few layers of skin on a patch the size of a quarter. Not surprisingly, it was very painful! I would usually have reached for aloe or lavender oil, but couldn't find any - however I had a bottle of St John's Wort oil (made from flowers steeped in almond oil about 3 years ago), and remembering it was meant to be good for burns, I sloshed some on. The pain eased instantly. For the rest of the evening, every time the pain started to build up, I immersed it in St John's Wort oil for a few minutes, and it took the pain away. I was expecting to be in agony all night, but I didn't even need to take a pain killer! I kept applying the oil over the next week (I had a huge burn blister the next day, which I left in place so my skin could heal itself), and there's now barely a scar showing. I'm making sure I keep that bottle in the kitchen in case of any future accidents!

Help for Shingles
by Sandra on Dec 30, 2009

This product along with the Lemon Balm cut may be a great combination for shingles!

Relieves Shingle Pain
by BJ on Nov 19, 2009

I just have to share with you the amazing results with St. John's Wort!

After reading on your website about information describing St. John's Wort's benefit with nerve pain, I decided to make it into a strong tea, adding Hibiscus as I do with most teas. I would especially do that when I was awakened by severe shingles pain. I would drink it with some ibuprofen.

Well, after a few days I decided to grind it up and put it in "00" sized capsules and take two every few hours until pain subsided. I will say there were times when the pain would get bad and I would have to take ibuprofen with it to get it down to a dull roar. BUT after the pain cycle was broken, I just took the St. John's and now after six weeks of dealing with shingles, I still have some nagging pain but not the excruciating kind. I take the St. John's capsules to which I have also added a smidge of cayenne (since it is an anti-inflammatory) regularly every few hours.

I add a little St. John's to my morning herb tea blends as well. Drinking the herb tea hot along with taking the caps helped tremendously when the pain was so bad as it got it into my system quickly. As far as the shingles go, I also used your Eden Salve which helped with the burning at the shingle sights and helped to heal the rash and scabs.

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