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St. John’s Wort Skin Benefits

July 16, 2019 2 min read

St. John’s Wort Skin Benefits

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) was given this odd name due to its blooming season, which falls somewhere around St. John’s day (June 24). It is a flowering plant that has a distinctive, bright yellow petals. The word "wort" means "plant" in Old English! This herb has a long history, going back to as early as 1st century AD wherein the Roman army used it as a treatment for mental disorders. It was even named as the ‘magic potion’ by the kings and herbalists in the Middle Ages.

Nowadays, the popular herb is frequently used to ease the symptoms of depression. St. John's Wort is widely believed to help improve mood and provide relief from anxiety, depression and insomnia. As a matter of fact, many cultures have used this herb to remove the effects of ‘evil spirits’ that were tormenting the body! This ‘magic potion’ is also used topically for healing wounds and for treating a number of skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

Is it skin worthy?

It’s a given that St. John’s Wort possess properties that can improve your mental health but what does it do for your skin? Its healing properties are also worth mentioning, as it is not only good for treating skin irritations but also healing the skin. So let’s talk about the skin benefits.

Skin healing

Burns and minor skin injuries like cuts, abrasions and bruises can all be cured by St. John’s Wort. By applying it to your wounds, it can help speed up the healing process.  

Skin irritations

The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that this herb offers can provide relief also reduce skin irritations. It alleviates the itchiness, heal rashes, and reduce the inflammation or redness caused by skin irritants.  Due to its healing properties, it is perfect for treating various skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

If you’ve never tried St. John’s Wort, it’s definitely worth a try. You’ll physically and mentally feel better after products full of St. John’s Wort’s healing superpowers! If you want to take advantage of the benefits that it can provide to your skin, we have just the thing for you. Peace of Mind Natural offers an Anti-Fungal Soap. This soap is a nightmare to fungi. Infused with St. John’s Wort, this extra strong soap is effective at killing bacteria and fungi, yet still safe for every-day use. Also perfect in relieving the side effects of fungal infections like skin irritations, itching, odor, dryness, and more. Want to brighten your mood, reduce stress and heal irritated skin? This product is perfect for you!

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