St. John’s wort is a plant which is best known for its use as a mood enhancer, such as with our Hyperiforce® St. John’s Wort tablets for low mood. Not many know however, that the oil also has benefits as a remedy in those who have rough, dry or damaged skin.
Benefits and features of A. Vogel’s St. John’s wort Oil:
- Helps soothe and repair damaged skin
- Cold pressed oil
- From organically grown St. John's wort buds
- Fresh herb extract
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial plant indigenous to Europe. It is named for its tendency to flower and be harvested around the 24th of June which is St. John’s day. Traditionally the plant was used to ward off evil – it was hung over religious icons round the house on St. John’s day.
Whilst the St. John’s wort plant is seen by many as beautiful and graces many ornamental gardens, it is also viewed as a noxious weed that is toxic in pasture land in many countries where it has been introduced.
At A.Vogel we view it rather differently and St John’s wort is greatly cherished for its therapeutic benefits. As well as being the main ingredient in our Hyperiforce® tablets for helping those suffering from low moods, the oil is used to make the lesser known topical remedy of St. John’s wort Oil. Through painstaking research and organic cultivation, our gardeners identified a species of Hypericum high in active agents and resistant to disease. The oil is made from hand picked buds after the plant has finished flowering.
Directions for use:
Apply sparingly to the affected area.
For external use only. Avoid sunlight after application. Please seek medical advice if pregnant.