The oil of St. John’s wort is one of the most popular herbal medicines for which many claim that can treat a variety of diseases and conditions. We will teach you how to create your own oil from this herb and for what purposes you can use it. Be sure to obtain it and make it a part of your home pharmacy.
The herb of St. John’s wort is best known for its mild sedative effect, but the oil made from this plant can be used in many different ways.
What can be treated with St. John’s wort oil?
Rheumatoid arthritis. St. John’s wort oil contains hypericin and flavonoids which have proven to treat inflammation. To ease the pain caused by arthritis massage painful spots with cream or oil-based on St. John’s wort. This oil was used for centuries to ease the pain.
For the treatment of wounds and burns. First aid for minor wounds, bruises, scrapes and burns can be just St. John’s Wort oil. Anti-inflammatory agents, which this oil contains, can ease the pain and speed up healing. St. John’s wort also contains tannins that can help alleviate minor skin irritation. Oil or cream based on St. John’s wort can lubricate the skin.
For the treatment of hemorrhoids. Hypericin and flavonoids of St. John’s wort oil treat hemorrhoids very effectively, also ease inflammation, burning, itching and pain. Apply the oil directly on the painful area.
For muscle pain. If you’ve pulled a muscle you can alleviate the pain with the oil of St. John’s wort. Simply treat yourself with a otil massage. After only a few treatments you will feel relief.
Healthy Fit Natural note: When using oil from this herb you should be careful because the skin can sometimes become sensitive to sunlight and therefore, before use consult your doctor about possible side effects.
How to make oil from this herb?
You can easily make this oil by yourself, all you need is fresh St. John’s wort herb and quality olive oil.
Collect about two cups of fresh St. John’s wort, but only the upper part of the plant, flowers and leaves. Make sure to look for this plant in an isolated area, away from civilization and smog.
When you get home, spread the plants on a tray and leave to dry overnight. The main reason for this is that the water evaporates from plant, because the chances of oil to go rancid are much smaller.
The next day, put St. John’s wort into a clean jar and put in a good quality olive oil.
Close tightly and put it in the pantry. The next day check if the plant soaked up the oil and whether you need to add more oil because the plant needs to be fully submerged.
Oil must be left to stand for a maximum of six weeks, and if you hurry you can strain it and after almost four week St. John’s Wort oil should have a nice red color.