Hypericum Oil is produced by infusing St. John’s wort into olive oil, the process lasts about two months. Hypericum oil has been used in Greece since ancient times. More specific, Hippocrates and Dioscurides were producing and using hypericum oil to fully recover their patients. In addition, the Spartan and Macedonian warriors used it in order to heal their wounds, to treat stomach ulcer and treat depression. Consequently, hypericum oil remained an essential remedy through the ages.
Nowadays, hypericum oil is widely used as a home remedy for various health problems, with impressive results. Some of them are skin burn or wounds, stomach ulcer, hemorrhoids, stretch marks, etc.
The Greeks living in rural areas are usually making their own hypericum oil once every year. In the beginning of May and for about a month, St. John’s Wort blooms and the flowers are collected and put into a jar with olive oil. The jar is let under the sun for a few weeks and when it becomes red, it is ready to use.
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Health Benefits of Hypericum Oil
Learn AboutHypericum OilBenefits Health Benefits Hypericum oil is widely used for sunburns (first degree), nerve traumas, sore muscles, bruising burns (first degree), varicose veins, sciatica, rheumatic pains and joint pains. It is also used as an antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, styptic and wound healing (first degree) natural remedy. It is said that it can be [...]
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Side Effects of Hypericum Oil
Learn AboutHypericum OilSide Effects As for St. John’s Wort... plus It should be considered that people with high blood pressure should avoid using it. St John’s wort is likely safe when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks. Some evidence suggests it can be used safely for over one year. It can cause some side [...]