St John's Wort Hydrosol
Our certified organic St. John’s Wort hydrosol is steam distilled from the yellow-flowered Hypericum perforatum plant, commonly known as St. John’s Wort. This hydrosol has an earthy, herbaceous, balsamic aroma and tastes somewhat green and dry with tones reminiscent of herbal tea. Although the benefits of St. John’s Wort are still being researched, it has traditionally been used for centuries for its medicinal and mood-boosting properties.
Benefits and uses
St. John’s Wort is a highly effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It also has antimicrobial properties; making it a soothing and cleansing spray for cuts, wounds, burns, sores, ulcers, and bruises. It is very skin healing and can even help with scars and varicose veins. St. John’s Wort hydrosol also has excellent skin toning abilities, helping to soften and clarify the complexion. You can use it alone or mix it with other complementary hydrosols. This fantastic hydrosol can help calm the digestive system, as well. Its antispasmodic properties may even help reduce colicky spasms. Additionally, St. John’s Wort has been found to have mucolytic properties, which can make it helpful for relieving respiratory issues.
According to Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, St. John’s Wort hydrosol has shown to have mild euphoriant properties. It has proven very useful in cases of asthenia and seasonal affective disorder. She recommends adding St. John’s Wort hydrosol to a glass of water and keeping it beside your bed during the winter. Drink it upon rising in the morning and by the time you’ve had your shower you’ll feel great!