St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is usually used as a mild sedative for restlessness and nervousness. It relieves you from the dark moods and it gives you back the joy.
Also this tincture has pain relieving effect and is perfect for menopausal women who have anxiety and irritability.
This recipe for tincture is used for centuries. It preserves and maintains healthy properties from the herb into the alcohol. Like that it extends the life of it up to 4 years.
St. John’s Wort Tincture Health Benefits
St. John’s Wort Tincture has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, analgesic, antiviral, and bactericidal properties.
It can improve mood balance and relieve nervousness and restlessness. Other health benefits regarding St. John’s Wort properties are:
- It helps to beat insomnia and to sleap well.
- Relives Pain.
- Healps with moderate nervous breakdown.
- Calm nervous tension, nervousness and anxious states (PMS).
Read all about St. John’s Wort at St John’s Wort or Hypericum Perforatum Health Benefits.
St. John’s Wort Tincture Uses
Tinctures are recommended to be taken over a period of 4-6 weeks, three times per day. Adults should take 20 – 30 drops 3 times a day. It is needed a minimum of 2 weeks to feel the first results. The drops have a strong taste so can be diluted in water, juice, tea, or other.
For persons who want to avoid alcohol like children elder people and others there is a way:
- Remove the 200 ml boiled water from the heat and leave to cool to 80°C.
- Add the tincture (drops) to the water
- Leave it for 20 minutes again and allow alcohol to evaporate.
- Pour into a cup and drink it.
Pregnet and nursing mothers should avoid using it especially first three months of pregnesy.
If you take any anxiety, anti-depression or other medications always consut with your health provider.
St. John’s Wort Tincture Recipe
This is a very easy way to make homemade St. John’s Wort tincture. The only thing is that you will need to wait 40 days. After that period you will get a tincture with a beautiful red color.
I will use dried herbs but you can use fresh one too. Also, the alcohol on the video is traditional alcohol from my country but you feel free to use vodka or other 40-50% alcohol.