How to make St. John’s Wort Oil
Known for its beneficial effect on burns, wounds and acne, St. John’s wort is a natural antidepressant! Its oil is great for massage, it helps to relax the muscles and improve circulation.
St. John’s wort , in our nation’s long been known for its medicinal effect. One of the possibilities to use curative plants during the whole year, is to make St. John’s Wort oil. The oil from this herb is made in a simple manner, so here’s how you can do it at home.
St. John’s Wort oil is mainly used in inflammatory processes of the skin, for treatment of minor injuries, mild burning, redness caused by sunbathing, island with insect bites, for massaging with rheumatic diseases, and gynecology is applied in the form of a pessary, or as oil-soaked tampon, an excellent disinfectant against bacterial infections.
-Kantarion flourishing and harvested in summer. It grows wild in meadows, fields and on the edges of forests. It is easily recognized by its yellow flowers. St. John’s wort is harvested when the flower.
-Cut the plant with a knife or scissors so that the roots remain in the country for the next year
Plants are not washed, so in this way the insects and bugs to disperse.
-In the morning, place the plants in pots, washed and dried, and then pour the olive oil.
It is recommended to use high-quality cold pressed olive oil. Jars close with the lid or a rubber and paper. Leave the jars to stand for 45 days.The oil needs to get a red color.After this period squeeze the oil out of the plant.Pour the oil into the bottle using the funnel and gauze, and then dispose of in a suitable place.Store in a dry, cold, dark place.It should not be kept either in the sun or in the refrigerator.Thus prepared St. John’s Wort oil can be used all year, until the next harvest St. John’s wort.
St. John’s Wort oil can be used for outdoor use and for food. It is great for the skin and can be used for application. It protects the skin and prevents inflammation in it.Helps and nurtures delicate, dry and chapped skin. It can also be used for massage. It is used to relax the muscles and helps with poor circulation. The oil of St. John’s wort should not be used as a sunscreen, because may cause changes in the skin, but if you have a sunburn, then it is useful.
St. John’s Wort oil is equally good for bruising burns and wound healing,and smears it for insect bites.Apply on the face as a natural remedy for acne and helps with rheumatism. The oil is also used for the treatment of hemorrhoids.