Mountain Rose Herbs

St. John's Wort Essential Oil

Hypericum perforatum Origin: Bulgaria

St. John's Wort Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Hypericum perforatum

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Aerial

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Soft, herbal, balsamic

Traditional Use

This plant is used dried, as an infused oil, and an essential oil.

Properties

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, nervine, vulnerary

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.

Disclaimer

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.