St. John's wort is named after St. John the Baptist, whose feast day falls on June 24th according to the Catholic calendar: the time of year when St. John's wort flowers bloom and are traditionally optimal to harvest. It is an herb with a rich history since the times of ancient Greece, yet the properties of the flower essence are only now being discovered. In Ava's herbal practice, she uses her handmade St. John's wort essence in custom combinations for pre-surgery emotional preparation, post-surgery recovery, blends for internal use in cases of slow-healing wounds, and for a range of issues around skin healing.
Beyond the practical herbalism for physical concerns, there is a theme in herbal literature across many cultures that links St. John's wort with protection from anything bad: bad luck, death, evil. It is always worth considering St. John's wort essence if someone is particularly afraid of bad luck or of a mean-spirited individual in their life or community, or is overly worried about a possible bad outcome of their situation.
Vulnerable to negative psychic energies, or particularly worried about or afraid of evil, bad people, negative astral influences, ghosts, or apparitions; seeking psychic protection.
St. John's wort is an essence to consider to alleviate serious fears of evil, witchcraft, a negative outcome, ghosts, bad dreams, or bad luck. It is an essence of protection.
For physical concerns, St. John's wort flower essence is particularly called for when someone is expecting a surgery, for post-surgery recovery and healing, and for chronic skin issues that are related to poor ability of the skin to heal.
The books of Matthew Wood, among other books on herbal traditions around the world.
Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee.
Store away from sun exposure and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum). Alcohol 22% by volume.