St John’s wort

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a well-known and used plant in folk medicine and is still valued today. St. John’s wort tea has been used to stop bleeding and compresses for arthritis, rheumatism and joint pain. The plant was associated with blood for other reasons as well. For example, bleeding was seen when the plant was squeezed. According to the ancient Nordics, St. John’s wort arose from Odin’s blood. Thus, it is a completely Nordic medicinal plant that had dozens of fields of use. St. John’s wort has been found today to reduce the neuropathic or nerve pain associated with hypericin and also to act as a natural antidepressant. This explains how St. John’s wort can have a soothing effect on joint or muscle pain. All in all, St. John’s wort is considered one of the most serious medicinal plants. In addition, it is indigenous and Nordic.