Scientifically known as Hypericum Perforatum, St. Johns Wort is an herb native to Europe and Asia. It contains Hypericin, Pseudohypericin, Hyperforin and Adhyperforin properties that makes it ideal to be used in Pharmacology.
Overview of St. John’s Wort Essential Oil:
St John’s Wort essential oil is prepared via the process of steam distillations of fresh flowers of the plant. The color of the liquid is blood red and holds a tempting aroma. The oil has noticeable health benefits and hence it is used in many medicines to treat severe disorders.
Benefits of St. Johns Wort Essential Oil:
• St. John’s Wort Essential Oil helps in fighting depression, anxiety and stimulates serene sleep.
• The oil has magical healing power which makes it important to be used in many medicines to treat minor cuts, burns, open wounds and skin rashes.
• The oil is used in aromatherapy to induce peace to mind and soul.
• It is also used in painful menopause to reduce menstrual pain and mood swings as well.
When taken in heavy doses orally for continuous 3 months, St John’s Wort Essential Oil can cause side effects like trouble sleeping, dizziness, dry mouth, skin allergies, headache, stomach ache and skin irritation.
Botanical Name : Hypericum Perforatum
CAS# : 68917-49-7
Color & Odor : a deep blood-red color
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : N/A
Solubility : insoluble in water
Specific Gravity : 1.2-1.5
Flash Point : 148 F / 64 C
Optical Rotation : 1.460-1.478@20°C
Major Constituents : N/A