St. John’s Wort oil (Hypericum perforatum)

Collect the St. John’s wort flowers around the time of the summer solstice, pulverize them in a mortar and add the broth with the olive oil in a glass that you close. This mixture let stand forty days in the sun, then filter the oil out and fill it in a dark bottle. Red oil is about one year shelf life.

Essential Johanniskrautöl

This essence is used hot depressive disorders, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, exhaustion, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety, sleep disorders, migraine, weather sensitivity and bed-wetting.

Essential oil and macerate

The effect of St. John’s wort essential oil is very well complemented and enhanced by the mixture in red oil.

basic recipe

This mixture is applied externally very effective for rheumatism, gout, lumbago, bruises, bruises and wounds.

Ingredients: 100 ml of red oil and 15 Tr. essential Johanniskrautöl. Mix well and apply several times and massage daily on the lots.

internal application

The intake is recommended for depressive states, insomnia and nervousness, as well as mucosal inflammation of the intestine. Ingredients: 200 ml of red oil and 20 Tr. essential Johanniskrautöl. Mix well and take 2 times a day 1 tsp.

Note: Normally, the inner intake of essential oils is not recommended. In this recipe, the essence is, however, extremely diluted with a fatty oil and can be taken in the indicated dosage safe from adults.

fragrance lamp

Ingredients: 3 Tr. Essential John’s wort oil and 3 Tr. bergamot


St. John’s wort increases the light sensitivity of the skin to the sun.

Especially if you have applied red oil on the skin, you should not go in the sun, because then you risk a nasty sunburn.

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