Mountain Rose Herbs

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

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.

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