St. John’s wort has long been known for its medicinal properties and has a large application in traditional medicine and pharmaceutical industry. His products in form like tea, oil, tincture, is been used against burns, hemorrhoids, wounds, depression, pain in stomach, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, colds, cough and asthma. St. John’s wort has antibacterial activity and is a natural antiseptic.
The oil is prepared from florets of St. John’s wort and can be used for healing of:
– Burns from the sun
– Massage against pain in the waist, muscles and joints
– Accelerating the healing of wounds and cuts
– Massage of the breast, after radiation treatment
– Bee sting
– Varicose veins
Necessary ingredients for oil from St. John’s wort:
– Fresh florets from St. John’s wort
– Cold pressed oil – the best is to use from olive or sunflower
Method of preparation
1.Put the florets from St. John’s wort in a glass jar, and then add cold pressed oil. The quantity of florets and oil depends on the size of jar, it is important that entire jar to be fill with florets.
2.The jar should be kept about 40 days in the sun, with occasional stirring of ingredients.
3.The oil then should be strain through a strainer with gauze, and after that placed in a dark glass jar. The oil is stored in a cool dark place, and used within one year. This oil is applied in a small amount on skin several times during the day.
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Note: The St. John’s Wort oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Use with care during pregnancy and on young children. Do not take it internally. St. John’s Wort oil is phototoxic and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.