St. John's Wort C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.

Hypericum perforatum  |  Origin: Croatia
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St. John's Wort is a yellow, flowering plant with long, slender leaves valued for its medicinal benefits on the nervous system when used as a tincture or tea.

This soothing herb has calming and relaxing properties that may help to naturally reduce pain and discomfort in the body.

Common Names: St. John’s Wort, goat weed, klamath weed, amber, rosin rose, witch’s herb

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.
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