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St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)~This "weed" grows everywhere! It is native to Europe and was introduced when N. American was settled by the Europeans (like MANY other invasive plant species). It is often in disturbed, low nutrient, damp soils. These perennial flowers bloom brightly until the real heat of the summer starts setting in. Human Medicinal Properties~St. John's Wort is a known antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary and a sedative. This plant is one of the most studied plants in our immediate history of science and medicine the way we know and understand it. It contains Hypericin, a compound that helps stimulate the seratonin response system and a important neurotransmitter that is linking to feeling good. In all of it's uses it has been proven that there are no toxic effects from using this plant.-Topically, it is good for bruises and muscle strains, and varicose veins. Especially focusing on inflammation of the nerves. - It is used a powerful antidepressant when taken internally.- It can calm the nerves when taken internally, therefore it is used as a sedative.How to use:The flowers are the most potent when they are picked fresh At the height of their flowering an on a dry day, you can see the red colored oils beading on the flowers. This is the best time to pick them for medicine.Get a pint Mason Jar, fill the flowers to the top of the jar (pack them in there!) and then add organic olive oil and fill to the top. Let sit for a full moon cycle (28 days) and shake as often as you can remember during that time. The oil will turn a beautiful red color. Strain the flowers and use on sore muscles, swellings, arthritis and bruising. For internal use, a tincture is the best way to get the medicine. Use a pint sized Mason jar and stuff the fresh flowers in the jar. Fill with grain alcohol and let sit for one moon cycle (28 days). Make sure to shake it often during the 28 days as often as you can. Strain the flowers and put in a sealed jar. You can use 10 drops at a time under your tongue as needed and as often as you want. When you are feeling low or overwhelmed, the tincture will help to stimulate your seratonin levels and feel better. You can use the tincture for chronic joint pain to ease the nerve response.It also comes in a Homeopathic form. Hypericum Perforatum is great for reducing swelling and helping in immediate trauma.Here's to your Health!
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)~
This “weed” grows everywhere! It is native to Europe and was introduced when N. American was settled by the Europeans (like MANY other invasive plant species). It is often in disturbed, low nutrient, damp soils. These perennial flowers bloom brightly until the real heat of the summer starts setting in.
Human Medicinal Properties~
St. John’s Wort is a known antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary and a sedative. This plant is one of the most studied plants in our immediate history of science and medicine the way we know and understand it. It contains Hypericin, a compound that helps stimulate the seratonin response system and a important neurotransmitter that is linking to feeling good. In all of it’s uses it has been proven that there are no toxic effects from using this plant.
-Topically, it is good for bruises and muscle strains, and varicose veins. Especially focusing on inflammation of the nerves.
– It is used a powerful antidepressant when taken internally.
– It can calm the nerves when taken internally, therefore it is used as a sedative.
How to use:
The flowers are the most potent when they are picked fresh At the height of their flowering an on a dry day, you can see the red colored oils beading on the flowers. This is the best time to pick them for medicine.
Get a pint Mason Jar, fill the flowers to the top of the jar (pack them in there!) and then add organic olive oil and fill to the top. Let sit for a full moon cycle (28 days) and shake as often as you can remember during that time. The oil will turn a beautiful red color. Strain the flowers and use on sore muscles, swellings, arthritis and bruising.
For internal use, a tincture is the best way to get the medicine. Use a pint sized Mason jar and stuff the fresh flowers in the jar. Fill with grain alcohol and let sit for one moon cycle (28 days). Make sure to shake it often during the 28 days as often as you can. Strain the flowers and put in a sealed jar. You can use 10 drops at a time under your tongue as needed and as often as you want. When you are feeling low or overwhelmed, the tincture will help to stimulate your seratonin levels and feel better. You can use the tincture for chronic joint pain to ease the nerve response.
It also comes in a Homeopathic form. Hypericum Perforatum is great for reducing swelling and helping in immediate trauma.
Here’s to your Health!
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