St. John's Wort (Cantarion) is a herb well known for its medicinal properties. It is used to eliminate many health problems. Primarily, for the treatment of wounds, stomach cramps, liver, kidney, bladder, spleen, mucus in the lungs. Besides, St. John's Wort has a favorable effect on the blood.
St. John's Wort is a perennial plant and grows in height from about one meter and the flowers are bright yellow color.
Medicinal parts of St. John's Wort are the leaves and flowers and is harvested in May and June.
This plant has a pronounced antibacterial effect and it is a natural antiseptic. St. John's Wort is used for ages as an effective natural remedy for healing wounds, burns, cuts, hemorrhoids. For internal use it is excellent remedy for pain in the stomach, liver, against the diarrhea and intestinal parasites. St. John's Wort successfully suppresses uncontrolled urination. In combination with other medicinal plants, it is also an excellent tool for treating colds, coughs and asthma.
In recent years, St. John's Wort is becoming a popular tool in the fight against the depression. So it is used for the treatment mild forms of depression as well as for psychic relaxation. Therefore folk medicine says that it is a plant for all diseases.
St. John's Wort oil is used in cooking as a seasoning for food but also used for lining, massages, calming, relaxing and as a remedy for pain in the stomach. It is good for skin care, especially dry, sensitive and damaged skin. Provides excellent protection from the sun and radiation. St. John's Wort oil is effective for the treatment of all types of wounds, burns, skin disease, inflammation of the ovaries in women and all rheumatic diseases.
It is usually recommended 30 drops of St. John's Wort oil, three times a day, for pain in the stomach and for calming nerves.
For external usage, infected points on the skin spread with St. John's Wort oil or keep it as a compress.
St. John's Wort tea should be consumed several times a day, and it is often used for the for the treatment of pain and inflammation of internal organs. It is need to be prepared by one teaspoon of herb leaves and flowers in one cup of boiling water. After 10 minutes, strain and drink without sugar.
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