Saint John's Wort
Dutch: Sint-Janskruid, German: Johannis Kraut, French: Millepertuis
Family: St. John's Wort Family, Hypericaceae
The plant has egg-round to elongated leaves.
The plant flowers from May to August with golden flowers. In the leaves and petals are small oil glands, these are small holes in the leaf. If the leaves and flowers become bruised, the oil goes out, by which on the leaves (and on the hands of the pickers) rust brown stain stay behind.
According to a legend, someone who before going to sleep stepped on Saint John's Wort will be held awake the whole night by elfs.
Working and character.
Anti-inflammatory, healing promoting, soothing, nerve relaxing, anti-depressive.
- By shock and hysteria.
- By light depressions.
- By dejection in the menopause and by menstruation pain.
- By sensitive intestines.
- By stomach ulcers.
- By bed urinating and chronic bladder inflammation.
- Two or three cups of tea per day help by light depressions.
- By stab wound, bone sore, light burnings.
- In and externally by nerve pain, ischias, back pain, pain after operations.
- In and externally by herpes and herpes zoster.
Saint John's Wort becomes used professional by diabetic neuralgia, multiple scleroses and Parkinson's disease.
Also Saint John's Wort becomes used by the consequences of radiations therapy.
Together with other herbs, it becomes used also by withdrawal of anti-depressives, as Prozac.
Another application is by nerve damage and depressions by aids.
Saint John's Wort also works well by some kinds of bladder inflammations. Saint John's Wort combined with horsetails works well by bladder problems.
Saint John's Wort combined with Vervain, works good by depressiveness and fears.
There exist stories that tell that this herb can promote the ability of controlled dreams by which the dreamer can influence their dreams.
Essence of the flowers is applied by agony, nightmares and fear for "resignation".
Saint John's Wort has a protective working on vulnerable, open personalities and creates inner harmony.
Tincture of the fresh plant and preparations of that are best by internal use and by sores, herpes zoster and herpes, take then three times a day 2 to 5 ml.
For a method for the making of a tincture click here.
There are many tablets and drops available that help by light depressions.
Examples of this are Hypericum (tincture) and Hyperiforce (tablets) of A Vogel.
Follow by these products the indications of the manufacturer.
Give bed urinating children early in the evening a cup tea of Saint John's Wort.
For a method for the making of a tea click here.
The oil-extract of Saint John's Wort is good for burn wounds and sores and is also good as massage oil by back and nerve pain.
Make of Saint John's Wort oil.
Make the oil by firstly to pick on a dry June morning (21 June) the flowering flowers. Pound them fine in a mortar with a little vegetable oil.
Put the mixture in a glass pot and cover the complete with oil and shake it completely good.
Let this stand in the sun and shake it regular till the oil has a deep red colour.
Sieve it finally and put it in a bottle and label tar the bottle with indication of the date.
For another method for the making of medicinal oil click here.
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In the plant present compounds.
Ethereal oil, hypericine, hyperforine, pseudohyperforine, tannins, choline, bitters matter, saponiens, mucins, inuline.
Compounds in Saint John's Wort.
Aglycone Quercetine, Cadinene (ethereal oil), Cadmium 0.0001%-0.0003% (root), Cadmium 0.0001%-0.0005% (plant), Cadmium 0.0001%-0.0007% (leaf), Carotene 0,0165% (seed), Carotenoids (plant), Caryophyllene (ethereal oil), Chlorophyll (plant), Choline (plant), Cineole (ethereal oil), Ethereal oil 0.06%-0.35% (plant), Ethereal oil 0,33% (seed), Fat 32.8%-32.8% (seed), Flavone Hypericide, Flavonoid 11,71% (flower), Hypericide, Hypericine, Hyperine (plant), Hyperoside (plant), Myrcene (ethereal oil), Myristic Acid (plant), Octanol (ethereal oil), Palmitine Hard (plant), Pectin (plant), Phenol (plant), Phloroglucinol (plant), Pinene (ethereal oil), Protein 18.1%-20.7% (seed), Pyrogallol (plant), Quercetine (plant), Quercetine - Aglycone, Quercitrine (plant), Red Pigment, Resin, Rutin (plant), Saponins (seed), Sitosterol (plant), Stearic Acid (plant), Tannins 12,1% (seed)
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