St. John's wort was even called Fuga daemonium, "devil's advocate" because it was believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits... St. John's wort is a multi-purpose plant. It is fantastic for inflammations, pains, burns, for the repair of the skin and so on.
St. John's Wort keeps fevers and colds away, makes soldiers invincible, and attracts love.
It is picked at Litha (i.e. around June 21).
When it is worn, it removes mental illnesses and cures melancholy.
When placed in a vase on a windowsill, it protects against lightning, fire and evil spirits. The leaves and flowers can be used for this purpose.
It is also dried over Litha fires and hung near the window to keep ghosts, necromancers and evildoers out of the house, and it is burned to banish spirits and demons.
Any part of the plant placed under the pillow, allows single women to dream of their future husband.
St. John's wort is also used in rituals or carried on oneself to detect other magicians or witches, at one time it was put in the mouth of those accused of witchcraft to force them to confess.
Not intended for the food consumption.
Sachet of 20 gr