Essential Oil Profile: St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort

Latin Name: Hypericum perforatum

Family: Hypericaceae

Plant Part: Flowers

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Fire, Wood

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, terpene, alcohol, oxide, ketone

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Doshas: Pitta

Scent: Herbaceous

For skin type: Sensitive, acne

Cautions: Not before sunbathing

Physical Uses: Muscle and joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, nerve pain, palpitations, PMS, reduce inflammation, anti-viral.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, depression, tension, anxiety, nervousness, emotional trauma

Other Uses: Combines well with Arnica macerate andd St. John’s Wort macerate

Blends Well With: blue essential oils


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.