St. John's Wort
This perennial plant grows
in Europe and the U.S. It has bright yellow flowers with tiny perforations
on the petals. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the
wild-crafted aerial parts of the plant. It has been used for anxiety,
depression, traumatic shock and tension. It is also used for bruises,
wounds, toothache and concussion. It is said to be anti-inflammatory,
antimicrobial, astringent, nervine and vulnerary.