St. John's Wort: Nature's Remedy for Radiant Health!

St. John's Wort: Nature's Remedy for Radiant Health!

St John's Wort, scientifically known as Hypericum Perforatum, is a flowering plant with yellow, star-shaped flowers. Native to Europe, it is also found in other parts of the world, including North America and Asia. It has been used for centuries as a traditional herbal remedy for various conditions because of its wide range of benefits.

This plant is used medicinally to potentially treat mild to moderate depression and anxiety, however when prepared as ointment or in oil form and applied topically, it has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Fun Fact about St. John’s Wort:

The common name of this plant comes from the fact that it flowers on the 24th of June, which happens to be the day of the celebrations of the biblical saint, John the Baptist.

Another interesting fact is that in Old English, 'wort' meant 'herb' or 'plant,' different to its modern usage.

 

Let’s explore the benefits of this healing plant on the skin!

When applied topically, it can alleviate:

  • minor wounds such as cuts and scrapes: St. John’s Wort promotes wound healing because of its antibacterial properties
  • skin irritation: St. John’s Wort soothes the skin due to its calming properties
  • Insect bites: John’s Wort reduces inflammation and itching from insect bites due to its calming properties
  • eczema: St. John’s Wort calms and heals mild cases of eczema due to its soothing properties
  • minor burns including sunburns: John’s Wort calms and heals mild burns due to its soothing properties

(Please bear in mind that when St. John's Wort is applied topically in the form of a cream or oil, it can potentially increase your skin sensitivity to sunlight. It's important to avoid sun exposure or use sunscreen for protection)

 

  • hemorrhoids: John’s Wort reduces and heals inflammation due to its antibacterial and soothing properties
  • acne-prone skin: The flavonoids found in St. John’s Wort have anti-acne and anti-inflammatory properties and hence protecting, soothing, and healing skin,.
  • most importantly it can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as Studies have shown that St. John's Wort can stimulate collagen production

 

 

How Can It Benefit My Skin When Applied Topically?

  • John's Wort in Our Baby Rash Cream is added at the right dose to help alleviate irritation, promote healing, and maintain optimal hydration for your baby's skin.
  • John's Wort moisturizes the skin by promoting the production of collagen which helps in skin rejuvenation and wound healing for a healthier skin overall. It is important to note that collagen is a protein that helps maintain skin's elasticity and firmness.
  • John's wort with its anti-inflammatory properties potentially helps in alleviating acne prone skin. It is important to note that St. John's wort may cause skin sensitivity to sunlight, so it is recommended to use Organic sunscreen when using it.

 

Summary: Can I Apply It to My Baby?

St. John's Wort Extract is nourishing for your baby's skin, found in many skincare products for babies. At our store, you can discover an organic and natural rash cream specially formulated for babies’ irritated skin with the soothing properties of St. John's Wort.

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using St. John's wort, as it can cause skin sensitivity if used in high doses and might interact with certain medications.

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