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Valsamolado (St. John's Wort Oil)

St. John’s Wort oil is one of the best homemade remedies to keep in your herbal first aid kit.

Ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh St. Johns Wort

Quantities depend on the amount you wish to make.

Instructions:

Separate the flowers, buds and leaves from the batch and put them in a jar.  The vase should be about 3/4 full.  Pour extra virgin olive oil in the jar until it covers the flowers.  Seal the jar and leave it for 20-30 days in the sun.  Every day give a quick shake to the jar.  After a month, the oil will have turned red.  If desired, 2 capsules of Vitamin E can be added to the mix.

Strain the oil and put it back in the jar.  Store in a shady dark spot.

St. Johns Wort Oil can be used to relieve nerve-related pain.  Can also be rubbed on bumps, strains, sore backs, sore joints, sunburns and swollen glands.  Massage a small amount of oil into the affected area several times per day.