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St. John's wort is a plant of choice as a powerful anti-inflammatory and therefore of great help Latin name: Hypericum perforatum Family: Hypericaceae The part of the plant used: Flowers Its cultivation: Organic Its appearance: beige Packaging: Canada For well-being and health: Softener, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, healing Its indications: Sensitive skin, muscle pain Cosmetics Muscle balm, massage oil, restorative lotion, ointment Its use Dosage: Up to 100% Solubility: Insoluble in water, insoluble in oil. How to make your macerate for your cosmetics: The oily macerate Place the desired quantity of St. John's wort flowers in a Mason jar and cover with a vegetable oil of your choice. Close the jar and leave in the dark for at least 12 weeks, shaking occasionally. The oil will turn reddish. Filter using a coffee filter or cheesecloth and collect the liquid which you can then keep in a previously disinfected airtight container, such as a 500 ml amber glass bottle. Then use in the oily phase of your preparations. This product is stable and can be stored for several months away from light and heat. Storage Store in an airtight container and close the lid tightly after each use. Store in a cool, dry place away from moisture and light. Can be stored for up to 2 years in optimal conditions when dried, 24 hours in infusion/decoction, 6 to 7 years in oil if the plants are dried beforehand, while fresh plants in oil have a shelf life shorter life, 1 to 2 years. Mother tinctures in alcohol can be kept for 7 to 10 years and medicinal vinegars for 5 to 7 years if the acetic acid level is 8% or 9%, but between 6 months and 3 years if the acetic acid level is only 5%. Maceration in glycerin can be kept for 1 to 2 years. Precautions Keep out of the reach of children Respect the recommended dosages External use only Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and for children Photosensitizing therefore avoid exposing yourself to the sun after an application May have interactions with antidepressants (MAOIs) (SSRIs) , anti-rejection drugs, Coumadin, Theophylline, and birth control pills May stimulate the CYP3A4 enzyme which is responsible for the metabolization of several drugs I recommend that you consult a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, in especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medication.

St. John's wort | Organic

SKU: H0069
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