Wild Harvested and locally and organically grown Hypericum perforatum flowering tops, solar-infused in organic cold pressed olive oil.
The sacred herb of St. John is a powerful midsummer herb. This special plant has a long history as a nervous system tonic, muscle rub and skin remedy and is well known as uplifting and deeply healing.
Its flowering time coincides with the zenith of the midsummer sun and for this reason, as well as for its obviously sunny disposition it has long held a place of honour as a summer solstice herb. The radiant flowers resemble little suns, while the reddish oil resembles blood, the sacred juice of life.There are many ancient superstitions regarding this herb. Its name hypercum is derived from the Greek that means 'over an apparition', a reference to the belief that the herb was so obnoxious to evil spirits that a whiff of it would cause them to fly. If you pinch the leaves or the petals they give out a reddish purple stain- the "blood of St. John". Keeping this herb in your garden will protect you from fairy trickery. Carrying a few stems of the foliage was an old way to avoid being "fairy~led", or lost and confused while wandering through the local enchanted forest.
Wild St. John's Wort infused Oil - Hypericum perforatum
organic olive oil (olea europaea), wild st john's wort flowering tops (hypericum perforatum)
"It is under the celestial sign Leo, and the dominion of the Sun. It may be, if you meet a Papist, he will tell you, especially if he be a lawyer, that St. John made it over to him by a letter of attorney. It is a singular wound herb; boiled in wine and drank, it heals inward hurts or bruises; made into an ointment, it open obstructions, dissolves swellings, and closes up the lips of wounds".
Nicholas Culpeper, 1653
St. John’s Wort readily springs up in recently cleared places and will continue to grow as long as it is not crowded out by other plant species. And just as St. John’s Wort will retreat or completely disappear as other plants push in upon its territory, so the Divine Light (of which St. John’s Wort is but a plant kingdom manifestation) will not impose itself upon the individual in the face of conflicting crosscurrents of thought, self will or strong desires.
This is a 100% natural product and contains no preservatives of any kind. We recommend that it is stored with the lid tightly closed, in a cool, dark place and used within 6-12 months