You will need
- To prepare the decoction or infusion:
- - 1 tbsp chopped herbs St. John's wort,
- - 1 Cup of boiling water.
- For the preparation of an alcohol tincture:
- - 4 tbsp chopped fresh herbs St. John's wort;
- - 200 ml of 40% alcohol or vodka.
St. John's wort is used as astringent, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, and tonic in hemoptysis, diarrhea, cough, liver, kidney and gastrointestinal tract, to eliminate uterine bleeding. It has antiseptic properties, it can be drugs such as "Novoimanin", "Imanin" has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action.
St. John's wort is used to treat septic wounds, severe burns, acute catarrh of the respiratory tract (with rhinitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis), abscesses, phlegmon, mastitis, ulcers, rheumatism, gout. This plant is used as diuretic and anthelmintic means, and also for depression.
To prepare an infusion of St. John's wort, pour of chopped raw materials with boiling water. Leave on for 30 minutes and take before meals to 0.25 tbsp 3-4 times a day. To prepare a decoction of St. John's wort, pour of chopped raw materials with boiling water, boil on low heat for about 15 minutes. Cool and strain. This amount should make 1 day in a few receptions. A decoction of the herb St. John's wort can rinse the skin with diathesis, tuberculosis, skin rashes, abscesses.
For making alcohol tinctures, pour the crushed fresh herb St. John's wort alcohol or vodka, put in a dark place for 2 weeks. After that strain. Keep an alcohol tincture of St. John's wort in a dark place. Take 3-4 times a day for about 40-50 drops. For rinsing the oral cavity or throat, dilute tincture of Hypericum boiled water (30-40 drops per ½ Cup water).
St. John's wort is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, hypertension. This plant has a mild toxic effect, and decoctions of it can take a long time. Adverse effects the use of St. John's wort include: discomfort in the liver area, the appearance of bitterness in the mouth, hives, cramps and intestinal pain.
After taking the decoction or infusion of St. John's wort, you need to refrain from tanning, as this plant enhances the skin's sensitivity to UV rays. With caution should take St. John's wort concurrently with antidepressants, as this may cause dizziness, headaches, confusion, appearance of anxiety. With care it is necessary to drink a decoction or infusion of Hypericum people who require anesthesia, as this medicinal plant can enhance or prolong the action of anesthetics.