St. John’s wort, one of the miraculous plants that cleanses the body from start to finish, cures many ailments. Here we have compiled the benefits of St. John’s wort, which is usually consumed as tea and oil.
The St. John’s wort plant, which is in search of people who have recently switched to natural healing methods, excels in its numerous advantages.
St. John’s wort, known as “mood-enhancing plant”, “prozac from nature”, “antidepressant offered by nature”, grows spontaneously in temperate and tropical climates.
St. John’s wort, known in the world and in our country for its yellow flowers, is known in Anatolia as binbirdelicot, swordfish, canoe, yam, sorrel.
St. John’s wort, which is usually consumed as tea and oil, is a cure for everything from skin problems to chronic diseases such as diabetes.
St. John’s wort, which has positive effects on mental health, thanks to its antiseptic properties, protects the body from microbes and ensures rapid healing of infections in the body.
This plant, which allows faster cell regeneration, eliminates skin problems and promotes faster wound healing.
Experts say that consuming a teaspoon of St. John’s wort oil will help remove toxic toxins in the lungs and kidneys.
So what are the benefits of St. John’s wort oil? How to make St. John’s wort oil? Here we have compiled the benefits of St. John’s wort oil, the preparation of St. John’s wort oil and a tea recipe.
Advantages of St. John’s wort oil
- Thanks to its hydrating properties, the skin looks brighter and more vivid.
- Compensates for color unevenness in the skin.
- It delays skin aging and removes acne scars.
- In a short time, it heals burns, wounds and bruises on the skin.
- Helps reduce bleeding.
- Relieves pain caused by rheumatism.
- It is good for cold hands and feet caused by iron deficiency.
- It is known to be good for migraines, headaches and sciatica. When the temples are massaged, it relieves the headache.
- Reduces hair loss and prevents dandruff.
- Strengthens and thickens hair.
- Provides comfortable sleep in cases of insomnia.
- It is good for fatigue and tiredness.
- It is used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
- It is effective in treating depression and anxiety.
- With regular consumption, it is good for stomach and intestinal problems such as ulcers.
- It is known to be effective in the treatment of pressure ulcers in bedridden patients.
- It eliminates the problem of hot flashes, which is one of the symptoms of menopause.
- Relieves pain associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Reduces anxiety in people with seasonal affective disorder.
- It helps to lose weight.
- It has diuretic properties.
- It is effective in relieving bloating and constipation.
- Heals cold sores.
How to prepare St. John’s wort oil?
A bunch of St. John’s wort flowers is enough to make a medium-sized jar with St. John’s wort oil. You can use the resulting mixture by massaging sore spots.
- Thoroughly wash and dry the collected St. John’s wort flowers.
- Then pluck the flowers from the stem with your hands, crush them lightly and place in a glass jar.
- After transferring all the flowers to the glass, add pure olive oil.
- Close the glass tightly with a thin piece of thin.
- Leave the glass in the sun for 2-3 weeks so that the essence of St. John’s wort turns into oil, and don’t forget to shake it from time to time.
- After 2-3 weeks, drain the centaury oil into a vial and place it in a dark place.
The recommended maximum frequency of St. John’s wort is once a day. If it is to be drunk, the amount should not exceed 1 teaspoon per day.
St. John’s wort tea recipe
- Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of dried St. John’s wort to boiling water.
- After 10 minutes of rest, strain into a glass.
- You can consume the tea you have prepared by sweetening with honey and lemon.
Note: It is not recommended to take without consulting a doctor as it may interact with prescription drugs. Pregnant and postpartum women are advised to consume St. John’s wort oil and tea under the supervision of a physician.
Consuming more St. John’s wort than necessary can cause a variety of health problems. Therefore, be careful not to consume more than 2 glasses a day.