St Johns Wort
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Serbia - Essential oil by Garden Essence. 100% pure, single species, first distillation, guaranteed free of pesticides and herbicides for aromatherapy use.
The name Hyperieum comes from the Greek and is a reference to the belief that the herb was so obnoxious to evil spirits that a whiff of it would cause them to fly.
Aromatic, astringent, resolvent, expectorant and nervine. Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhea, hysteria and nervous depression, Hemoptysis and other hemorrhages and jaundice. For children that have trouble with incontinence at night an infusion or tea given before retiring will be helpful. It also helps with pulmonary consumption, chronic catarrh of the lungs, bowels or urinary passages. Use externally for fomentations to help get rid of hard tumors, caked breasts, bruises, etc.
It is used locally for its anti-septic and analgesic effect on burns, bruises, sores and deep wounds with nerve damage, as well as sprains, tennis elbow and cramps.
St Johns wort should NOT be used in cases of severe depression, neither with a variety of other medicine such as oral contraceptives, warfarin, digoxin, anticonvulsants, theophylline, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, triptans, cyclosporin and with various anti-virals prescribed for HIV patients.
When used internally it may increase the effect of narcotics as well as some antidepressants.