In episode 18 of Yoga, Herbs, Wild Food: The Podcast, Rox of Trossachs Wild Apothecary interviews Barbara, our Trustee, about St John Wort. They cover it’s wide ranging medicinal uses and discuss how to find the plant growing in the wild, how to keep it in your garden and how to harvest it.
“It is a fabulous plant and, if you’re into astrology and the understanding of plants as Culpeper was, then its planetary influence is the sun. It’s connected to the sun, and everything about the sun is to do with heat, and warmth, and light, and brightness. And it’s about restorative, so…when you think we’ve come through winter in the northern hemisphere and we’ve been affected by lack of light and warmth and sun, then this is one of the perfect herbs to be using during the time of the cold and the damp… [St John’s Wort] helps us to rebalance mentally and physically…putting the sun back in our life with plants related to that planet, I personally, have found to be of exceptional value to people over the winter months.
– Barbara Wilkinson, Herb Society UK Trustee
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