Fresh Natural Grown St.John's Wort Powder 1oz
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St.Johns wort has been used in herbal healing for more than 2,000 years, most notably for its ability to speed wound healing
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And only recently scientists have gathered some evidence on the herb's possible effectiveness as an immune system stimulant.
But its most exciting potential medical use was discovered in 1998, when researchers at New York University and the Weizmann Institute found it has "dramatic" activity against a family of viruses that includes HIV.
The leaves and flowers of St.Johns wort contain special glands that release a red oil when pinched. Early Christians named the plant in honor of John the Baptist, because they believed it released its blood-red oil on August 29, the anniversary of the saint's beheading. (Wort is Old English for plant.)
In the first century, the Roman naturalist Pliny prescribed St.Johns wort in wine as a cure for the bites of poisonous snakes. And the Greek physician Dioscorides recommended it externally for burns and internally as a diureti, menstruation promoter, and treatment for sciatica and recurring fevers (malaria). The Greeks and Romans also believed the herb was a protector against witches' spells.
Under the Doctrine of Signatures - the medieval belief that herb's physical appearance revealed their healing value - red plants were believed to be good for wounds, and "the juicy red flower" of St.John's wort was no exception. In the 16th century John Gerard recommended it as a "most precious remedy for deepe wounds," and wrote the herb "provoketh urine and is right good against stone in the bladder."
All Herbs used are cultivated on our Farm as well as the fiber is provided by the peaceful Alpacas, Llamas & Angora Goats that share our lives with us here at the Farm
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