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ST JOHN’S WORT
-Free from irradiation, ozone treatment, sulfites, gasses, and other sanitary chemicals
St. John’s Wort, or Hypericum Perforatum, is also known as Perforated bush, Hypericum, and Klamath weed.
Originally native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, St. John's Wort is a perennial plant with bright yellow star-shaped flowers and is now readily found throughout North America, growing wild in neglected fields and along roadsides.
FOLKLORE / FOOD / FUN FACTS:
--St. John's Wort rose from virtual obscurity in the U.S. to become the fifth best selling dietary supplement in mainstream retail stores. Its rise to fame came after the national media reported its helpful benefits.
--The Greek physician Hippocrates (ca. 460-377 B.C.E.) was one of the first to speak of the benefits of St. Johns Wort.
--A St. John's wort oil made with the blossoms and olive, sunflower, or, preferably, wheat germ oil has been used for centuries for treating wounds and burns.
--Traditionally used as a tea, but may also be administered as a capsule or extract for convenience.
--There are many ancient superstitions regarding this herb. Its name Hyperieum is derived from the Greek and 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.
-- Lastly, one old Welsh custom was to hang a sprig for each family member on a rafter for the night. The degree of wilting of each sprig the next morning was said to foretell how soon each individual would die.
MYSTIC / MAGIC / CRAFT USE:
--St. John's Wort was used by witches to ensure protection against evil spirits, to ensure health and happiness, and even to provide strength.
--St. John's Wort can be utilized for the divination of love.
--St. John's Wort is classified as a masculine herb that is ruled by the Sun and is situated elementally in the realm of fire.
--In some lands it was burned in the midsummer fires for various magical purposes, or worn as an amulet or charm. The leaves made into a necklace are believed to ward off negativity and tension, and to enhance endurance and will when doing battle.
--It was originally used for treating demonic possession.
--Among some cultures it is still customary to burn the herb, the smoke and flame being considered potent for dispelling all types of evil influences.
--In modern magic, St. John's Wort is believed to be of benefit when carried on the person for courage, protection, and strengthening the will when confronted with bad situations.
--For protection from lightning, fires, strong storms, and evil spirits, place sprigs of St. John's Wort in a jar and place the jar on a windowsill. Similarly, hanging bunches of the plant over every window of the house is said to protect from evil spirits and black witchcraft.
--Burning St. John's Wort as incense or in the fireplace thought to protect the home and repel unfriendly spirits, and burning is common in exorcism rituals.
--Placing St. John's Wort under the pillow of a single woman at night is said to induce dreams
of her future husband.
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***C A U T I O N: St. John's Wort extracts may increase sensitivity to sunlight and risk of sunburn, but this is extremely rare when the whole herb is used. Not to be used with a MAO or Protease inhibitor.
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ORGANIC St. John's Wort - Natural HAPPINESS Aid - Promotes SERENITY, Protection, Love, and Strength - Half Ounce
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