Balsamum (hypericum perforatum) has many names ... Balm, lichen, safflower, birch, herb of St. John the Baptist, hyperic, herb that drives the devil etc It is a plant that grows almost all over Europe and is found in meadows, forests, fences. We can find it in Greece in abundance both in Macedonia and the Aegean and Ionian Islands. Its height reaches 60 centimeters, its leaflets come in oppositely facing shoots that project from a larger vertical stem, the outer side of which has many transparent punctures surrounded by black spots. The flowers are yellow with five petals and strongly projected stamens, which when we crush them with our fingers they make a red juice.
It is said to have been named "the herb of Saint John the Forerunner" by the knights of St. John of Jerusalem who, with the use of the herb, healed their wounds in the battles of the Crusades. It was also believed that the balm was "spitting" the evil spirit (and so the insane then were often forced to drink his infusion ...). Due to their color (yellow) they were associated with the "choleric" mood and gave it to people who showed jaundice and also hysterical mood ... Finally, in old herbs it is referred to as tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum), from the French word toutsain or panacea then it was used for injuries and inflammations.
The character of this herb is bittersweet, chilly and desiccant. Its ingredients are: glycosides, flavonoids and rutin (volatile oils, tannins and resin). St. John's wort has been known since antiquity to treat wounds and burns, relieve pain (analgesia), softens inflammation (inflammation) and works effectively in cases where there are problems in the nervous system as a sedative and tonic for nerve repair, such as neuralgia trimmings, injuries and injuries. It also relieves rheumatic pains and sciatica and is considered astringent.
In addition to its external action, St. John's wort also acts internally in the nervous system and can effectively help in mild depression, speech disorders, sleep disturbances and hysteria. Active therapeutic substances are found throughout the plant, leaves, stems and flowers that are harvested at the time of flowering in the summer.
With the ground parts of the plant we offer, we can make an infusion (as we make the tea, do not boil it, leave it in boiling water for five minutes) and drink two cups a day if we have neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia or insomnia, to use it for stomach, bladder and so on. Also from the same parts a tonic is made with the addition of olive oil to restore the nerve, ideal for anxiety, irritability, menopause and pains from sciatica and neuralgia.
If you do not have the time to prepare a beverage, then we recommend that you look at the 100% natural and very strong Balmacho Weights, which are liquid and ready for consumption.
Precautions: The herb can cause dermatitis if taken internally and then exposing the skin to the sun.