St. John's wort grass from 99 diseases
 "As it is impossible without flour to bake bread so without St. John's wort can not cure the disease."

St. John's wort in the old days was considered one of the favorites of herbs. He collected his only hereditary herbalists and sorcerers during the summer solstice Ivan Kupala with 21po June 24, the day of Perun - August 2. Modern herbalists and Estheticians collect grass during flowering.

St. John's wort - Hypericum perforatum L   - A perennial herb of the family zveroboevyh. Rhizome fibrous plants, short with a lot of fine roots.

At St. John's wort smooth, branched stem up 60-100sm high. Oblong-oval leaves covered with Hypericum plenty of tiny holes. If desired, they can see the light. Hence the name of the plant - St. John's wort.

Bright yellow flowers of St. John's wort with many stamens gathered in loose inflorescences - brush. Blossoms it from June to September.

 St. John's wort grass from 99 diseases
   Fruit - trehgnёzdnaya polyspermous box, it ripens in September. Seeds oblong, small, brownish color.

St. John's wort grows in many European countries, as well as in Japan, India, China, Mongolia, Iran. In Russia, it grows everywhere. It can be seen in forest clearings. Along the roads, on vacant lots near the cottages.

St. John's wort as a medicinal plant was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Read about St. John's wort may be in the works of Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides. He was later successfully applied in their practice Paracelsus. Our ancestors believed that St. John's wort cures 99 diseases.

For therapeutic purposes:
- Modern folk medicine uses the herb St. John's wort along with flowers, which is cut off at 10-15cm. from the top.

- The herb St. John's wort contains vitamins - A, E, C, P, PP, rutin, catechins, flavonoids, volatile, tannins, resins, saponins, coumarins, choline, essential oils.

- The preparations of St. John's wort have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

- A decoction of St. John's wort helps with bedwetting, stomach disorders, diseases of the lungs, stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcer, intestines, liver and gallbladder, colitis, with myocarditis, endocarditis, insomnia, nervousness.

- Tea   drink from it for a month at the depression.
1 tbsp. tablespoons chopped dry grass Hypericum pour 1 cup boiling water, to insist in a thermos for 2 hours. Cool. Strain. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals.

For cosmetic purposes:
- Broth Hypericum excellent cosmetic firms the skin, making it fresh and supple.

- A decoction of St. John's wort for washing
1, 5, Art. tablespoons dry grass pour 1 cup boiling water and put in an enamel saucepan, cover with a lid and heat in a water bath for half an hour. Cool, strain and use for washing and for freezing ice cubes. In summer, these cubes useful to wipe the face as often as possible.

- For brightness and skin rejuvenation
Take 1 tbsp. spoon broth St. John's wort, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of carrot juice, 2 tbsp. tablespoons soft cheese, mix well and apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash first with warm water, then cool.

- To moisturize the skin
Grind to a coffee grinder 2 tbsp. spoons of oatmeal, add 1st. spoon broth and 1 teaspoon of honey, mix, apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- A decoction of St. John's wort   helps get rid of dandruff best-publicized means.
Also the hair is fluffy, easy and acquire pleasant aroma. 2 tbsp. spoon hypericum brew 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 40 minutes, drain and rinse hair after each washing.

- Baths of St. John's wort   relieve fatigue and eliminate the smell of sweat.
4 tbsp. spoon hypericum brew 1 liter of boiled water, 1 hour, drain, add 1 liter of water and do the bath.

- If you add the broth into the bath, the skin on the entire body will be soft and silky. Bath temperature 37 - + 38C, while taking 15 minutes. They take such courses in the bath 2 times a week.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva