With properties that classify in one of the very important human therapeutic herbs, the wort from antiquity are known to effectively treat skin problems, heal wounds and strengthen the immune system.
H scientific name is Hypericum perforatum, but is better known as St. John’s Wort or Hypericum perforatum or St-John’s-wort. Other names are: Balsam leichinochorto, sedge, spatula, Trimming, herb St. John the Baptist, St John, St. John’s wort, herb drives away the devil. He got sedge name because it heals the wounds from swords in battle.
RESULTS famous remedy the ancient Spartans, who healed their wounds after battles and the suggested therapists era for treating depression and stomach ulcers. In ancient times, the healing properties of balsamic herb was renowned. O Galen and Dioscorides suggested as a diuretic, healing, emmenagogue and hemostat. The Middle Ages were attributed magical properties to the plant, especially if the collection was on June 24, the day that marks the memory of John the Baptist. According to folk beliefs, the Hypericum herb was kicked out by the smell of evil spirits. Apart from its therapeutic use, it is used as raw material for the production of red and yellow paint intended for coloring wool and silk threads. Finally, a key ingredient in the process of embalming the dead, from which the word “Embalming”.
This plant in the period of maturity of the mountains – especially – tumors gathered from producers and to the natural method of fermentation is prepared spatholado without any addition of preservatives or other substances. The oil which is the blending must be extra virgin olive oil with low acidity, so that during the fermentation and the duration of exposure to the sun can not raise its acidity, but rather to obtain a very deep red color.
What does it contain;
The red color, to which the oil is colored due to two substances, hypericin, and hyperforin. These substances are thought to act as antibiotics, antiseptics, bactericides and anti-inflammatory, and recent studies have shown that inhibiting the growth of cancerous tumors, especially hyperforin. H most important active ingredient of balsamic herb is hypericin, which is found throughout the plant, but at a higher concentration in the flowering tops (but when polykairisoun lose their properties). It also contains flavonoids (16% in the leaves), xanthones, phenolic acids and traces of essential oils (0.13%). The plant in fresh form is considered more effective than dried.
Today it is one of the major plant and natural products which help to human health. Sciatica, sores, burns, bruises, stomach disorders, gastroenteritis, mild ulcers, stomachaches, joint pain, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and many other properties rank it among the most beneficial to humans botanical preparations.
Also, with spatholado are rubbing or mild rubbing the part that hurts or we still apply local patches impregnated gauze. It is also ideal for any therapeutic or relaxing massage – can be enriched with essential oils accordingly. However, it can be used as drinking, and particularly recommended for colitis, painful digestion and sour stomach.
The medicinal properties
The balm considered:
Antikatathliptiko, sedative, antispasmodic and improver the quality of sleep in insomnia.
Antiflogistiko and healing for burns and wounds. Also considered to accelerate the disappearance of the stigmas of leucorrhoea and hard skin tumors.
Tonotiko and stimulant for attenuated.
Kataprafntiko and relief in bronchitis, cough, asthma.
Emminagogiko – regulation of menstruation.
For stomach-intestinal disorders.
Antipyretiko and painkiller.