St. John’s Wort is a pretty yellow flowering plant, considered a noxious weed in several states, but well-loved by herbalists! The beautiful yellow flower of St. John’s Wort contains hypericin. The hypericin gives the organic oil and salve its beautiful red color.
Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, St. John’s Wort infused oil is used by some to treat many health problems.
St. John’s Wort is a well-studied natural alternative to anti-depressants in the U.S. but its history and uses go well beyond depression. It gets its name from St. John (because it flowers around the 24th June, John the Baptist’s birthday), and “wort”, the ancient English word for plant. St. John’s Wort, a medicinal plant native to Europe has been used for over 2,000 years for its healing powers. In the Middle Ages people burned it inside haunted houses to get rid of the devil. Today It is widely used as a traditional remedy to cure skin related problems and anxiety disorders.
It is used to treat infected wounds, heal burns, eczema and inflammatory skin diseases; as well as relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia. St John’s Wort is a favorite in our house salve for bumps and bruises, bug bites, rashes and other skin ailments. We even use it on our dogs’ skin aliments. It can speed the healing process by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells for speed healing. If you apply St. John’s Wort salve several times a day to a cut, it can reduce the scarring since it is an anti-inflammatory it reduces the redness and inflammation that can contribute to a scar.
To use: Apply topically as a first aid salve.
St. John’s Wort Salve has been used to treat …
Burns: St. John’s Wort salve soothes the pain caused by burns and accelerates the healing process. This can often prevent blistering of the skin and minimize or eliminate scarring. Put some St John’s Wort salve on the burn and cover to help keep in the moisture.
Eczema, skin rash, skin irritation: Topical application twice daily helps to alleviate itchiness, redness and dry skin.
Insect bites: it works great on bites and stings! Get rid of the pain, swelling and the burning sensation after a bee or wasp sting by applying the salve. It’s great for relieving itch from mosquito bites too!
Speed up recovery and heal wounds: The salve helps with all kinds of open wounds from scrapes to deep cuts. Applied topically three times a day, it can relieve associated symptoms and speed up recovery.
Bed sores: it helps to heal even the worst bed sores that won’t go away.
Psoriasis: Apply the salve twice a day for at least four weeks to relieve the symptoms of Psoriasis and see the skin heal before your eyes!
Stretch marks and scars: Applying St. John’s Wort salve regularly on stretch marks and scars will help heal the skin tissues and regenerate new skin.
Fungal infections: Use St. John’s Wort salve topically to stop fungal infections.
Cosmetic use: St. John’s Wort nourishes the skin. Apply a little on the face and neck for a wonderful anti-aging effect.
BENEFICIAL CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS FOUND IN ST JOHN’S WORT
St. John’s Wort contains the following components that have proven medicinal values, such as:
-Hyperforin—thanks to its antibacterial properties against Gram-positive bacteria and anti-inflammatory effects, it is believed to be useful in the treatment of infected wounds and inflammatory skin diseases
-Hypericin has an antibiotic and antiviral properties
-Flavonoids (rutin, quercetin and kaempferol).
Ingredients: St John’s Wort infused olive oil (Using Dried St. John’s Wort Flowers) and Beeswax.
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