St. John’s Wort Hypericum Perforatum
St. John’s Wort, whose Latin name is ‘Hypericum perforatum’, is from St. John’s Wort family. Its homeland is Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. The plant, which grows spontaneously in forested areas, fields, and roadsides in Europe, has adapted to North America and started to grow naturally in the countryside. There are 60 different species in our country. St. John’s Wort is a perennial herbaceous plant that takes its name from the yellow color of the flowers it blooms in the form of a star. It is also known as a birch weed because of the tiny holes in its leaves.
It is also known as sword grass, Mayasıl grass, and Sheepdog. It is used after the flowers and seeds of the plant are collected and dried during the flowering period. It is known for its mild spicy scent and sharp bitter taste. He was famous in Greek and Roman civilizations as a protector against evil spells. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the plant walked and moved after it was collected. St John’s wort was hung on the entrances and doors of the houses in bunches to protect them from evil spirits. In paganistic times, it was the symbol of the “Sun God” with its glamorous golden flowers. In some cultures, decorating with St. John’s wort flowers in various celebrations and spring festivals became a ritual.
From St. John’s Wort plant; St. John’s Wort tea, St. John’s Wort oil, St. John’s Wort ointment, St. John’s Wort cream, St. John’s Wort extract, and extract are produced.
A specialist should be consulted for therapeutic use.
The lifespan of St. John’s Wort, dried under appropriate conditions, is 1 year when stored in a sealed glass jar in a dim, cool and dry environment.
METHOD OF OBTAINING:
It is obtained by keeping the above-ground parts of St. John’s wort plant in olive oil.
St. John’s Wort Oil – St. John’s Wort Oil (Hypericum Perforatum Oleum)