saint john's wort

{Hypericum perforatum}

General: St. John's Wort derives its name from its traditional flowering on St. John's Day, June 24th. Native to Eurasia, the yellow flower is listed as an invasive species in more than 20 countries, thriving in damaged, burned soil above 1500 meters. Ingested orally, the flower has proved a reliable antidepressant. 

Skin Benefits: Infused into organic olive oil, St. John's Wort has potent anti-inflammatory properties as an 5-LOX inhibitor, an enzyme that increase inflammation, and COX-1 inhibitor, an enzyme present in areas of inflammtion. Skin Doctor, Cucumber & Aloe Sunburn Smoothie, Radiance Serum, and Deep Freeze Sore Muscle Rub are a few of our many products that benefit from this invasive, healing flower.

Source: Angelina harvests St. John's Wort from recovering burn areas in the eastern Cascade mountains. She coordinates harvest with the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed program, who support the removal of the invasive flower.

Method of Extraction: Flowers solar infused into organic olive oil

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