HYPERICUS, SANT JOAN'S HERB, PERICO, WOUNDS HERB, SOLDIER'S HERB
Hypericum perforatum L.
Parts used: Flowering tops (leaves and flowers)
Flavonoides entre otros Hiperósido
Red pigment - Known as hypericin.
PROPERTIES AND RECOMMENDED
Vulnerary (heals wounds and bruises) thanks to its tannin content and its essence. Applied locally, in the form of oil, it is an excellent remedy for healing wounds and burns.
Balsamic and antispasmodic- Indicated in bronchial catarrh
Digestive, cholagogue and choleretic- It helps in digestion, decreases the acidity of the stomach and facilitates the functioning of the gallbladder.
Toning and balancing the nervous system Hypericin has a balancing effect on the nervous system and can help in cases of depression or neurosis.
Antidepressant, MAO inhibitor (monoamine or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, which improves depression by inhibiting the enzyme monoamine oxidase that metabolizes neurotransmitters or chemical messengers within the nervous system)
Aumenta un poco la acción de la Serotonina
Se utiliza en Depresiones ligeras y moderadas así como en Ansiedad e Insomnio
Vasoprotector (which protects blood vessels.)
Peripheral and coronary vasodilator, produces hypotension
Contraindicated in pregnancy due to its uterine tonic effect.
Incompatible with plants and foods that contain Tyramine due to increased blood pressure.
It can interfere with some medications: Antivirals, Cycloesporins (an immunosuppressive drug widely used in organ transplantation between two people in order to reduce the activity of the immune system), Anticoagulants, Oral contraceptives, MAOIs ... Consult with the patient's doctor. It is recommended to remove it little by little.
It can locally produce photo sensitization phenomena.
EL ACEITE DE HIPÉRICO
St. John's wort oil is prepared with the flower of a plant that is known by various names, St. John's wort, St. John's wort, military herb, it is a very popular and easy-to-make remedy, it is used to treat wounds, blows and other conditions skin, has antiviral properties and is very useful for herpes and chickenpox, as well as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and also stimulates blood circulation, hemorrhoids.
Collect the flowering tops of the St. John's wort (one must take into account not to take flowers treated with herbicides) once they are clean of dust, they are chopped and placed in a glass jar, covered with virgin olive oil and left to macerate for 40 days to the sun. Stir the mixture with a stick every day, once the 40 days have passed, strain using a fine gauze. The resulting oil will be reddish in color. Store in an opaque container. Topical use