ciao and welcome to this week's herbal blogging!
this week we are hosted by
Haalo from Cook (almost) anything al least once!
she is the one that has taken over this wonderful idea
that was started by Kalyn from Kalyn's kitchen.
thank you for hosting Haalo,
and thank you Kalyn for this great idea. :)
if you would like to join, please read the rules
to know the order of hosting please read here
I'm a very appassionate gardener, working in my garden
trying to make it look like those I see on all books
and garden magazines.
of course, this will remain a dream, but it is very
relaxing and very sadisfactory to work with plants.
I adore digging my hands in the earth, not bothering
much for the dirt under my nails. :))
it makes me feel good!
St. John's wort oil
in the photo on the left you see
Hypericum Calyicinum "hidcote" Rose of Sharon
on the right
these two types are the most used in gardens.
this is one of mine Hidcote's
but for this preparation you should use the hypericum you find in fields
the hypercum perforatum, with has smaller and more perfumed flowers.-
please remember not to pick flowers near roads.
hypericum perforatum and
extravergin olive oil*
pick the flowers carefully not to ruin them
put them immediately in a big large glass jar
cover with oil
leave in the sun for 20 days.
the oil will become red wich is the tipical colour of this oil.
conserve in a cool, dark and dry place.
the first time I made it was two years ago, and it is still working!
this can also be a useful and appreciated gift. :)
about hypericum perforatum:
Aromatic, astringent, resolvent, expectorant and nervine. Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhoea, hysteria and nervous depression, haemoptysis and other haemorrhages and jaundice. For children troubled with incontinence of urine at night an infusion or tea given before retiring will be found effectual; it is also useful in pulmonary consumption, chronic catarrh of the lungs, bowels or urinary passages. Externally for fomentations to dispel hard tumours, caked breasts, ecchymosis, etc.
one of mine favorite botanical web sites. :)
if you don't like the perfume of olive oil, you can also use soyabean oil, sunflower oil.
see you next week!