Oh beloved St. John’s Wort, how I love thee so. St. John’s wort is one of my favorite plants to harvest. The tiny yellow flower burst with magic and sunshine when you crush them in your fingers. They turn to a deep red like a miracle letting you know how powerful it is. And the smell is divine. I also love harvesting St. John’s Wort because it is so prolific and abundant. Some people call it a “noxious weed”, if they only knew how medicinal it is! I will gladly pick all their “weeds” for them. :)
St. John’s Wort is traditionally known to boost moods in the winter from seasonal disorder caused by a lack of light. Remember it’s for mild depression not severe.
It’s also known as an anti-viral. So if you have the St. John’s Wort Body Oil rub it on your whole body and also take the tincture at the first symptoms of a cold and it will stop it or shorten its duration.
It’s also known to be effective against herpes virus and shingles.
It promotes liver health. This is where one of the contraindications comes in. It’s such a powerful herb that it can clear pharmaceuticals from your body before they get a chance to work. Check with your doctor before use.
It helps balance hormones. A clean liver helps balance the whole system out, including hormones. It helps with pms and mild cramping.
If you live North and miss the sun you may want to give this a try.
Ingredients: Fresh Flowering St. John's Wort Plant, Organic Vodka
Volume: 2 ounce glass/dropper
Dosage: Take 1-2 droppers daily or as needed.
This herb does have a lot of contraindications so please do your own research and check with an experienced physician. Info from Wild Remedies Herbal Book.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products. Not for internal use.