St. John's wort
St. John's wort can be found on the forest edges, along the roads. Blooms all summer - until September. Yellow petals of inflorescence (in some species with black spots) emit a gentle pleasant smell.
Traditional medicine uses for medicinal purposes the upper part of the stem of the leaves, flowers. Hypericum contains rutin, quercetron, hyperoside and other flavonoid glycosides, as well as tannins, essential oils, saponins, ascorbic acid, carotene. St. John's wort herb substances have microbial, hemostatic and anti-inflammatory properties. Infusions and decoction of St. John's wort grass are used for rheumatism, ulcer, gastroenterocolitis, liver diseases, cystitis, gall bladder. Use even with urinary incontinence in children. As an external remedy - for lotions for burns. Rinse your mouth with a decoction for stomatitis.
© Wouter Hagens
Make tea this way. Take 1 tablespoon of flowers, you can take St. John's wort leaves (maybe a mixture), pour 1 cup boiling water. Such an infusion should be kept for 10 minutes. You need to drink two glasses after a meal.
St. John's wort oil is also used for compresses in the treatment of wounds, burns, ulcers. Prepare the oil in this way. You need to take St. John's wort flowers and oil (peach, almond or olive) in a ratio of one to two. Insist for three weeks, then use as an ointment.
© Sten Porse