St John's Wort Powder, Wild Crafted

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St. John's Wort is a shrub-like flowering plant also known as Chase-Devil and Goat Weed. The herb has a long history of use in Europe and North America, although there is evidence of its use in ancient Greece and Rome.

The powdered herb is used in cosmetic preparations, usually to make ointments and salves. The powder is also frequently encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsHypericin, Volatile oil, Flavonoids, Pseudohypericin
plant part usedflowering tops

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaFine powder without significant scent.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil to make salves, ointments, lotions and creams.
culinaryPrepare as an alcohol-based tincture. The powdered herb may also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
safetyMay reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, including oral contraceptives, benzodiazepines and calcium channel blockers. Check with your doctor before using this herb if you take these or other medications.

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[ tip: Infuse powdered st. john's wort in sweet almond oil to make massage oils and salves.   ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

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[ tip: Encapsulate two dozen 500 mg capsules of St. John’s wort powder at the same time.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

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st. john's wort

This herb is not used for culinary purposes.

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what else you should know

st. john's wort

St. John’s wort is a perennial herb distributed throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and China. It is easily identified by its star-shaped yellow flowers, the petals of which are edged with tiny black dots. The leaves contain oil glands that are marked by dots that appear translucent when held up to the light.

While the window-like feature of the leaves gave rise to St. John’s wort’s genus name, the plant’s species name was inspired by the Greek words hyper and eikon, which respectively mean “above” and “picture.” This is a reference to the tradition of hanging stems of St. John’s wort over windows and doorways on June 24th to protect the home and to honor the birthday of John the Baptist, for whom the plant was named.

St. John’s wort is well known for its therapeutic value for mild to moderate depression and has been studied extensively for this purpose. However, because this herb is also known to interact with many other medicines, you should not use this herb without consulting your doctor.

Applied topically, oil infusions are traditionally used to promote wound healing and to soothe muscular pain.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.