Saint John's Wort is a woody plant of the Hypericaceae family.
Its stem measures between 20 and 80cm and bears sessile oval leaves, green in colour and bordered with small black spots also present on the sepals.
Flowering takes place between June and September, and the flowers are bright yellow.
Saint John's Wort grows in temperate climates, on uncultivated land.
It is harvested in France, Europe, western Asia and North Africa.
The flowers have been used in traditional medicine since Antiquity.
They are used to treat injuries and infections, gout, rheumatism, burns and wounds.
In the Middle Ages, Saint John's Wort was used to treat psychological disorders, and was known as "chase-devil": against nervousness, anxiety and depression.
Be careful not to confuse Saint John's Wort essential oil with the vegetable oil. Here it is the oil obtained by distillation of the flowering plant, while the so-called vegetable oil is a maceration of flowers in a vegetable oil. The essential oil obtained by distillation has no photosensitising effect.
Appearance: clear liquid
Colour: colourless to pale yellow
Odour: vegetal, earthy
Distilled parts: Flowering heads
Country of origin: France
Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Germacrene D, alpha-pinene, 2-methyloctane
Allergenic compounds naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene
Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy for some people. To check your tolerance, always perform an application test in the crease of the elbow before using your blends.
Saint John's Wort Organic essential oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory of the skin and above all the mucous membranes; it also has anti-traumatic and healing properties.
It is an antiseptic and has mild anti-infectious properties.
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).
At the emotional level, it can rebalance and calm a patient in depression, suffering from melancholy or hysteria.
Consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
On the skin, on a trauma, dilute Saint John's Wort Organic essential oil 50/50 in Arnica vegetable oil and apply to the painful area or with respect to the organ concerned.
To speed up healing of damaged skin, dilute 30 drops of Saint John's Wort Organic essential oil in 10ml of Calendula vegetable oil.
By diffusion against states of depression.
Flammable. Oral administration on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 years or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food usage possible. Do not use pure on the skin.
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