We offered this lovely herbal water years ago, and then we lost our source. We recently found this lovely hydrosol, from an EcoCert certified French producer.
I have read that the hydrosol is proving to be a mild euphoric, perhaps useful in cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and mild depression. It can help relieve stress. Taken internally it is a mild laxative and is said to be very effective in combating intestinal spasms and colic.
A blend of Helichrysum Hydrosol and St. John’s Wort Hydrosol is said to be effective for treating wounds.
It is a wonderful skin toner: healing, regenerative and soothing. Also very softening and clarifying the complexion. We have always recommended (and had wonderful feedback) the use of Helichrysum Hydrosol for Rosacea…I’d like to see some of our clients with Rosacea try St. John’s Wort as an alternative.
Anita Ink recently wrote: I’ve been using the St. Johns Wort Hydrosol on cotton compresses for irritated eyes—it’s very refreshing and helps reduce redness.
Suzanne Catty writes that internal use of the hydrosol has shown effects in easing back pain, and improving the overall well-being of those suffering chronic back pain.
Unlike other forms of the herb, the hydrosol does not seem to present any problems with photosensitivity.