Essential Oil St. John’s Wort (15 mL)
Essential Oil St. John’s Wort (100% Pure from Bulgaria)
Aroma: Mild, softly sweet, herbaceous, warm, earthy
Traditional Use: For centuries St. John’s Wort has been used to heal wounds and fight depression.
Properties: antioxidant, speeds up wound-healing, diuretic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, mildly pain-relieving, antiviral, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-tension, anti-anxiety
How to Use: Inhalation, Diffusion, Topically.
Blends well with: clary sage, lavender, cedar, vetiver, rosemary, chamomile
Safety: Avoid while pregnant. Not intended for internal use. May be photo-sensitizing if consumed in large amounts, in rare cases.
HISTORY OF USE
St Johns wort oil is taken from the wildflower, which is sometimes thought of as an herb and sometimes a weed. It is known to have been used as far back as ancient Greece, where it was used to heal wounds and also as a diuretic. Later uses have included pain relief and as a mild sedative to help insomniacs.
St. John’s Wort has been used for many centuries, first known to be used by the ancient Greeks and Bulgarians. The essential oil derived from Bulgaria has superior antioxidant and medicinal quality compared to oils from other regions.
St. John’s wort is native to Europe but is commonly found in the US and Canada in the dry ground of roadsides, meadows, and woods. Although not native to Australia and long considered a weed, St. John’s wort is now grown there as a crop. Today, Australia produces 20 percent of the world’s supply.
Useful for wound healing and skin trauma; a mood elevator. used to treat nervous conditions such as depression, anxiety, and some sleep disorders; has a sedative and pain reducing effect. It has been used as a remedy for sciatica and rheumatic pain by some.
St. John’s Wort is used in natural remedies and in personal care preparations due to its reputation for addressing wounds, muscle spasms, and cramps. Its astringent qualities are useful in shampoos for dandruff and oily hair/scalp conditions; St. John’s Wort also has applications for skin trauma, as a mood elevator, and for alleviating anxiety. St. John’s Wort can contain 30-45% total hyperforin, a major chemical constituent generally attributed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The most well known use for St John’s wort herb is as an anti-depressant. The dried and prepared herb of St. John’s Wort has been studied for treatment of depression. Indigenous to Europe, this perennial herb is now found in many more temperate areas throughout the world. It has very productive rhizomes, and is considered a difficult weed to control in many countries. The flowers are a golden yellow, and the leaves have transparent pockets throughout that when held to the light look like perforations, hence it’s latin name, Hypericum perforatum.
St John’s wort oil is also a useful external herbal remedy as well. St. John’s Wort oil is a valuable ally to speed the healing of wounds, stings, and mild skin irritations.
Used as an anti-inflammatory, St Johns wort oil can help to ease the discomfort of hemorrhoids and skin irritations such as sun burn.
It is also used in some countries to help heal the skin on people suffering from first degree burns, as it is known to speed up the healing process.
Externally, St Johns wort oil is known to ease the pain associated with bruising and can help to heal open wounds faster. This can be massaged into the skin or applied on a compress.
The oil is also a helpful remedy for those who suffer from cold sores and genital herpes and can be used as often as needed.
St Johns wort oil is also thought to be a useful herbal remedy for the symptoms of premenstrual tension and may even help alleviate the pain of stomach cramps. This also makes it beneficial for use on other muscle aches and pains and may help those who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism.
The oil has antiseptic properties that can help prevent infection in wounds and skin inflammations.
Applying the oil to surgical wounds can help them to heal much more quickly and reduce scarring.
It can be applied to the skin following radiation therapy for cancer in order to reduce inflammation.
The antiviral action of St Johns wort herbal remedies is being researched, as it may have a beneficial effect on those who suffer from such ailments as cancer, HIV and AIDS.
If using as an anti-depressant, the oil may take several weeks before any noticeable changes take place. It is also worth noting that as an herbal anti depressant remedy, it is non-addictive, unlike some pharmaceutical medications.
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How to Use St. John’s Wort Essential Oil
Massage Oil: Add St. John’s Wort essential oil to your favorite carrier oil or therapeutic body lotion. Apply generously to any area of the body that will be active or is uncomfortable.
Please use safety precautions, because St. John’s Wort and the sun are incompatible. St. John’s Wort is phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.
Other ways to use St. John’s Wort Essential oil
St. John’s Wort can be applied topically, in the bath, or through direct inhalation.
Combine St. Johns Wort along with roman chamomile and helichrysum in a carrier oil, such as rosehip seed oil, for a potent skin health blend.
Soak a cloth in a few drops of St. John’s Wort oil and very warm water. Place over sore or uncomfortable area and cover with warm compress.
The astringent qualities of this oil can benefit oily or teenaged skin types and can be added to such preparations and routines.
St. John’s Wort Oil Recipes
Hurt skin treatment: 3 drops St. John’s Wort, 2 drops roman chamomile, 3 drops helichrysum mixed into one ounce of rosehip seed oil or your other favorite carrier oil, and rub gently as needed.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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