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St John’s Wort: Blood from the Sun

St John’s Wort: Blood from the Sun

This is my St John’s Wort oil from last summer – you can see why I call it blood from the sun. The five yellow petals in a star formation, have the power to turn oil or alcohol blood red, pure magic. Yet very little is said of this phenomena in the herbal literature. Scientific research will tell you that the red colour is due to hypericin, the chemical that is said to give St John’s Wort its antidepressant effect….

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St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is one of my favourite healing plants. It grows all over around here, more abundantly each year.  The healing plants are like that, the more they are appreciated, the more they grow.  St Johns Wort is said to be named after St John, because it begins flowering on St John’s day, the 24th June.  The bright yellow flowers look like the sun, star-shaped with stamens shooting out like tiny sun rays. From Matthew Woods, The…

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