Busy bee on the St. John's Day 2016
Saint John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Hypericaceae
Lésura Saint John's wort balsam consists of an oil macerate from freshly collected flowers from the Saint John's wort plant. Ideal for light sunburn, skin-protecting and mind-brightening in the cold season. St. John's wort is photosensitizing / photosensitive and should not be used in direct sunlight.
It has two ingredients: a macerate of the flowers of the Saint John's wort plant and organic beeswax!
The best time to gather the Saint John's wort flowers is around the solstice, and the best time to collect them is from 0900 to 1200 a.m., taking into account the summer time, when the weather is fine. At this time of the day all the energy is concentrated in the flowers and when collecting the fingers turn red rust.
The solstice herb is one of the best known medicinal plants. Even Hippocrates knew its anti-inflammatory effect.
The stalk of the St. John's wort is firm and two-edged and strives like a spine up to the light. The side shoots stretch like arms upwards. Both together, the stems and the side shoots give stability and balance just as on a scale and this balanced energy transmits the Saint John's wort to us.
The flowers of the Saint John's wort are right and left-turning, because they bloom to the solstice around midsummer. In the first half of the year, the constructive right-turning/clockwise forces act and after June 21, the degradative, left-turning/anticlockwise forces begin to work.
When we grind a flower in the morning between thumb and forefinger, the skin tissue turns deep red, even red rust - later on you won't get much color. This red juice is the hypericin and one of the essential coloring components of the Saint John's wort herbs. Hypericin is used as a drug, mainly as an antidepressant.
Personally I love to use the the Saint John's balsam as a facial night cream, on the solar plexus to fall asleep or after a sunny day outdoors. It is without essential oil and is perfumed with its own fragrance.
In the yellow bud of the St. John's wort, the stamens turn bright red, especially when Mars is alone in the night sky in the summer. It is the remedy for listlessness. St. John's wort means activity, defensive power, bile process, and provides again a dose of choleric temperament. It is the remedy for any injury to the peripheral nervous system *.
Dr. Jürg Reinhard, sanfte Heilpraxis
* The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the nervous system that does not belong to the brain and to the spinal cord, the central nervous system (CNS). The PNS is located outside the skull and spinal canal.