Know the properties of hypericum oil
We show the medicinal properties and uses of hypericum oil, Hypericum perforatum or St. John’s wort and learn to do in a home.
Hypericum perforatum or St. John’s wort
With the name of corazoncillo, St. John’s wort or hypericum this endemic plant known in Europe, but also present in other parts of the world.
Since ancient magic has been attributed to its beautiful yellow flowers properties. In the Middle Ages its medicinal properties, which are being supported by recent scientific investigations were known.
- Anti-inflammatory, generally.
- It is antiseptic and bactericide. The plant component capable of generating this property is hypericin.
- It is highly healing and has been used since ancient to eliminate or mitigate the marks of smallpox. As antiviral, helps not only to heal the wounds but also not infected.
- It has nourishing and emollient properties. It serves to keep the skin tone.
- Reduce the aftermath of bruises and pain caused by blows.
- Also mitigates hematomas, phlebitis and swelling in the legs.
- St. John’s wort is known especially for its effect on the nervous system calm headache, migraine, irritation or migraines.
- It is effective against insomnia, asthenia spring, decay, sorrows, unfounded terrors, crippling fears and depressions mild.
- Recent research has shown that the latter medicinal benefits are due to the presence of hyperforin, which intervened in the activity of dopamine. That is why it is considering its possible beneficial effect in severe degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. No conclusive evidence yet.
St. John’s wort oil
The plant is very easy to find in health food stores and even in the field where it grows in a rustic. You can make tea with it and if you are reluctant to take herbal medicines orally, takes advantage of all properties listed above hypericum performing a simple massage oil.It is easy to make at home without problems.
You only need one liter of oil base that can be olive, sunflower, almonds (the most recommended) and a handful of hypericum flowers. Mix both products and macerate for a week in a dark place.
After this time, filter the product and, if desired, to enhance its effectiveness, you can add a few drops of essential oil of the following plants:
- Lavender, if it is used as a relaxant.
- Rosehip, if you need a healing.
- Arnica, if you have prepared for bruises or muscle pain.
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Hypericum oil uses
Although this oil can be ingested (as long as the flowers are biological and pesticide-free), it is better than using it to give a massage. So you reduce the possible contraindications. Be consistent and use it every day to leave the bathroom in the following areas:
- In the affected body part if you want to heal, cure, or repair blows.
- In the lower neck and shoulders with a light massage if it is to eliminate headaches, migraines, fears, seasonal asthenia, insomnia, spiritual weariness and sorrow.
- In the back, chest and stomach if you find yourself at the gates of depression or a severe drop in mood.
Contraindications of Hypericum
Remember that hypericum not treat phobias, hallucinations or depressions of importance. If you are in this situation, but you can still enjoy a relaxing massage with St. John’s wort, consult your doctor and follow proper treatment.
Do not take the sun after the massage as it can get away spots on the skin difficult to treat because it is a plant with light-sensitive effects. To counter the latter, use it at night or in winter.
Did you know?
What hypericum “perforatum” it is because if you look at their flowers backlit has some areas that seem to pass light. It is very curious that St. John’s wort is a very effective for typical autumn depression is when there is less sunlight plant.
It is as if we let the sunlight come in times barely see it, and so we improve the mood. Poetry or reality?