Written by Algoth’s Grove
“It shields the system and lifts the spirits, it comforts the crone and is a guardian to the child, St. John’s Wort is the friend that holds your hand into the deep abyss of sleep, yet it can take you from the deep abyss just as fast!”
St. John’s Wort has interested herbalists for centuries. This powerful healer has only grown in popularity and we continue to find new benefits from its uses. Even though it is an incredible healer, it does take a powerful stand against other medications, especially mood stabilisers, anti-depressives, birth control and anti-psychotics. The plant creates an imbalance in the user and/or inhibits the uptake of the medicine all together. Therefore, if you are on any chronic medication, do not even think about using any dosage of St. John’s Wort before consulting a professional healthcare provider or someone with extensive knowledge around the plant and the medication that you are taking.
With the warnings out of the way, let us get down to the powerful magick that lies within the plant known as St. John’s Wort…
St. John’s Wort is a perennial plant that grows approximately 1 – 3 ft in height. Its flowers are 5 petalled and yellow, crushing the petals provides a reddish, purple oily sap. Its leaves have little transparent glands that when held up to the sun look like tiny holes. Its entire anatomy is magickal. The leaves are the master of hormone regulation. They are the infinite power behind the powerfully positive influence on the mood chemicals in our brain. They have been found to specifically work on serotonin levels, dopamine, melatonin, and monoamine-oxides. It is for this reason that Algoth’s Grove’s Anti-Depressant tea and ointment’s main ingredient is St. John’s Wort.
Beyond that this powerful healer soothes pain, heals all organs associated with the solar plexus chakra i.e. pancreas, liver, stomach, large intestine and all glands in the region of this chakra. It also stimulates the metabolism and is a best friend for any women entering or experiencing menopause. It sorts out and balances the hormones, soothes the aches and pains and combats a slowing metabolism.
St. John’s Wort as an ointment alone, which we make on order, is an excellent remedy for shingles, menstrual pains and muscle cramping. It is unfortunate that it inhibits the uptake of many chronic medications, but as a medicine on its own, it is absolutely incredible. Back pain, neck aches from sitting behind the desk too long, over-exertion on any part of the body is healed by applying an ointment of St. John’s Wort. It is also an excellent inflammatory medicine and relieves the pains of gout and inflammation in any parts of the body, however because of its masterful take over on the body it is not included as an ingredient in our gout & inflammation ointment. It is said to speed up the body’s ability to heal, testing this theory on an insect bite, cut, wound or even a bruise proves this point.
Magickally, St. John’s Wort is used in exorcisms, in protection magick and is a superiorly powerful ingredient in any spell to that effect. Hang a sprig of St. John’s Wort above your front door or windows and not a negative spirit will enter without you giving it permission. It is a sun worshipping herb and can be incorporated into any rituals of the Sun. It is also governed by Leo and if this is your sign, making a charm out of it will strengthen your positive attributes. It is a powerful herb for women, healing the hormones, but working it’s magick in the cauldron is just as effective!
If you would like to order the dried herb, the St. John’s Ointment, The Anti-depressant Ointment, or the Anti- Depressant Tea made by us with the greatest care and finest ingredients, then please fill out the form below.