St. Johns Wort, Hypericum perforatum (also known as St. Joans Wort) is a powerful herb with a long history as being used in folk medicine. This sunny herb grow abundantly at Go For Wellness Herb Farm, and is carefully harvested at it's peak to create fine herbal products in beautiful Port Alberni, BC.
St. John's Wort Salve can serve to assist in healing many skin problems.
- Healing wounds
- Shingles (superior natural product to settle nerve pain)
- Cold sores
- Skin Ulcers
Ingredient: St John's Wort Infused Olive Oil, Beeswax.
Quote from Susun Weed-
“…Tincture of St. Joan's wort not only lends one a sunny disposition, it reliably relieves muscle aches, is a powerful anti-viral, and is my first-choice treatment for those with shingles, sciatica, backpain, neuralgia, and headaches including migraines. The usual dose is 1 dropperful (1 ml) as frequently as needed. In extreme pain from a muscle spasm in my thigh, I used a dropperful every twenty minutes for two hours, or until the pain totally subsided. St. Joan's wort oil stops cold sores in their tracks and can even relieve genital herpes symptoms. I use it as a sunscreen. Contrary to popular belief, St. Joan's wort does not cause sun sensitivity, it prevents it. It even prevents burn from radiation therapy. Eases sore muscles, too."
Many will advise not to take St. Johns/Joans Wort during pregnancy, however, this you need to decide for yourself. Women have used it during pregnancy without issue:
This is a response to the question of safety around using St. Johns/Joans Wort for treating depression during pregnancy, by an Associate at Susun Weed’s Wise Women Centre.
- “I believe St.Joan's wort to be very safe. I used it throughout three pregnancies and also have given to my young children. In fact when I was in labor I slatthered hypericum oil on my belly several times to help with the pain from contractions. I consider this herb very safe as long as it is used only in the from of infused oil topically and the tincture used internally made from the fresh flowering herb.”
Prescription drugs: Herbal remedies such as St. Johns/Joans Tincture may change the effect of prescription drugs. Research or speak to a qualified Herbalist before taking this product while taking any prescription drugs.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a prescription, prognosis, or diagnosis of any diseases or illness, and should not be used as a replacement for any medical treatment you may currently be undergoing. Application of the information provided without the supervision of a licensed medical professional is done so at the individual's own risk.