St. John's wort blooms at the brightest time of the year: the radiant yellow flowers absorb all the power and warmth of the summer sun. Rub the petals between your fingers and a reddish secretion emerges. This is why St. John's wort macerate is also called "red oil". Especially in pharmacy and aromatherapy it is highly appreciated.
Typical for St. John's wort macerate is the light brown to reddish color and the spicy-sweet scent. Based on olive oil the macerate has a high content of oleic acid in addition to the specific active ingredients of St. John's wort.
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been used as a medicinal plant in traditional medicine since ancient times. It now grows not only in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, but is also spread around the world along forest edges, field paths or fallow land.The Latin botanical name aptly describes the perforated leaves of St. John's wort: The visible tissue gaps, which look like small dots, contain essential oils. The petals and buds hold the red hypericin.
Straight on site, the fresh plant material from our cultivation partner is crushed and added to a mixture of 2/3 olive oil deodorized, organic and 1/3 extra virgin olive oil, organic. For each kilogram of olive oil, 400g of St. John's wort flowers are needed. The St. John's wort is then macerated for four to five weeks with daily stirring and shaking. Heat and UV radiation are the most important factors of the maceration in order to transfer the active ingredients into the oil and to create the red coloration. After a stabilizing addition of 1% tocopherol extract based on sunflower oil, the St. John's wort macerate is filtered.
Our St. John's wort macerate is ORGANIC, COSMOS and KOSHER certified as well as NATRUE conform. It can be stored for at least 24 months.