What is Hypericum oil used for?
Brief Summary: Saint John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) was recognised as a traditional, folk medicine used topically for the treatment of wounds, abrasions, burns, sunburns and inflammatory skin disorders. Its use in wound healing could be justified with its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent effects.
What is St John’s Wort essential oil good for?
Saint John’s Wort Organic essential oil is active for all external traumas (blows, bumps and bruises) as well as internal. It can be used in association for the treatment of cystitis, vaginitis. Its action on the mucous membranes gives it a healing and anti-inflammatory power in mouth disorders (stomatitis).
Is St John’s wort an essential oil?
The St John’s Wort Organic Essential Oil (Hypericum perforatum) is certified organic, 100% pure and natural. It is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering plant. This wild harvested plant comes from France. This organic essential oil is a HEBBD oil (Botanically and Biochemically Defined Essential Oil).
What does St Johns Wort oil smell like?
St. John’s Wort, when subjected to the distillation process, releases an extremely fragrant oil with layers of odor that are between the lavender and the subtly dry and sweet earthy, also with spicy touches. Even in simple infusions it is possible to feel the fragrance of the herb.
How long does St John’s Wort oil last?
Your St. John’s Wort Oil will last for one or more years if stored in a cool place out of direct sunlight or in the refrigerator for maximum shelf life.
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Why is St John’s Wort oil red?
St. Johns Wort oil is made in much the same way as St. Johns Wort tincture, but instead of using alcohol for the herbal extraction, oil is used as the solvent. The oil, like the tincture, will turn a deep red color from the anthocyanins and carotenoids in the plant.
What is Hypericum made from?
Traditional hypericum oil macerate (Hyperici oleum) is made from flowers, leaves, and buds of H. perforatum (EMEA, 1998; Brenner et al., 2000; Linde, 2009).
What is homeopathic Hypericum perforatum used for?
Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) is an alternative remedy used primarily for depression but also is used for rheumatism, gastroenteritis, headache and neuralgias.
Can you eat Hypericum?
The fruits and seeds of all Hypericum plants are considered toxic and will cause digestive distress if eaten.
How long does it take for St John’s wort to work?
It may take 3 to 6 weeks to feel any effects from St. John’s wort. DO NOT stop taking St.
How long does it take for St John’s Wort oil to turn red?
The oil will turn ruby red after 2 or 3 days. Leave the oil for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake the jar once a day, or as often as you think of it, to redistribute the oil among the flowers. This will make your infused oil more potent.
Does St John’s wort have side effects?
St. John’s wort may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight, especially when taken in large doses. Other side effects can include insomnia, anxiety, dry mouth, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, headache, or sexual dysfunction.