Harvesting St Johns Wort

by Andy
(Newport News, va)

which part of the flower do I use for tea, and what part do I use for oil? I have 2 huge plants and I do not want them to go unused.

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May 25, 2012
St. Johns Wort Tea
by: Grandma

Hello Andy,

To be honest, I've tried to extract the oils from St. Johns Wort, I do know it needs to be infused and probably should be bought in your health food store.

The flowers and 3 to 4 inches of the leafy stem are picked at midsummer for medicinal use. To make tea you just pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of fresh, flowering tops. Steep for 10 minutes and strain.


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