St. John’s Wort Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Aerial
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Soft, herbal, balsamic
Largest Producing Countries: Serbia, USA, and Bulgaria
Traditional Use: This plant is used dried, as an infused oil, and an essential oil.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, nervine, vulnerary
Benefits: Anxiety, bruises, mild burns, sunburn, tension, toothache, varicose veins, wounds. The essential oil may be added to balms, ointments, and massage oils for topical applications.
Of Interest: The flowers and stems of the plant have been used to make red and yellow dyes.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).