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The Skin Benefits of St John’s Wort

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Peelbark St. John's-wort (Hypericum fasciculatum) (C) Bob Peterson

While St. John’s Wort might be better known as an herbal remedy for depression and possibly anxiety, but it also has some excellent skin-healing properties. If it hurts, apply St. Johns Wort.

It has a long history of use. Its latin name Hypericum perforatum means to ward off evil spirits. The flowering part of the plant was infused in carrier oils and used as a balm for all kinds of ills. It is one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States.

  • Calms the irritated and inflamed skin.
  • Reduces aches and pains.
  • Heals bruised and damaged skin.
  • Antiseptic, used back to medieval times for dressing wounds.

St. John’s Wort is a key ingredient in our Feet of Endurance protective foot balm. Its pain-relieving properties are helpful after a long day in shoes or boots. And it can help soothe and heal cracked, itchy or dry skin. In addition to St. John’s Wort, Feet of Endurance features Ginger to help aid circulation, which is important for healthy skin, Arnica for pain and skin healing and Thyme and Rose Geranium, which are natural antifungals.

Learn more about how Feet of Endurance can help your hard-working feet.