St. John’s Wort Oil – a Natural Elixir Of Health


St. John’s Wort oil, which is still known by the name of St. John’s Wort oil is obtained from the St. John’s wort, Hypericum perforat Latin name. St. John’s wort blooms throughout the summer, the stems can grow up to 70 cm, and at the top there are small flowers golden yellow color. St. John’s wort is harvested from June to September and the upper part of the plant, and then dried in the dark and cold place. St. John’s Wort oil is rich in hypericin, tannins and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory and helps skin regeneration.

St. John’s Wort oil is used as a natural remedy for wounds (can be applied directly), opekotone first instance, varicose veins, acne, scars, stretch marks, various vaginal infections, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, muscle inflammation …

The recipe for the preparation of St. John’s oil

Glass bottle (1 liter) to 1/3 fill with fresh flowers St. John’s wort, and to the top supplemented with local olive oil. Bottle sealed and leave 40 days in the sun. Occasionally shake and check whether the flowers in oil. After 40 days strain through cheesecloth oil and press the flowers to release all the oil by the end of (quality oil St. John’s Wort is dark red). The oil kept in a closed dark bottles (not kept refrigerated).