Magical properties st johns wort – The most well-known of the Midsummer herbs is St. John’s Wort, so called because it is associated with John the Baptist, although its history hasn’t always been kind to witches. The accused witches of the Burning Times had St. John’s Wort placed over their mouths in an effort to get a confession from them. Despite this, witches continue to love the herb for its supposed healing abilities.
As a preventative measure against mental disease and as a treatment for depression, the herb is typically picked at Midsummer and worn at that time. Forgot to pay on the Midsummer holiday? It’s okay, Friday will do just fine. St. John’s Wort is also placed in windows after being dried over Midsummer fires to protect the home from lightning, fire, and other disasters and to ward off ghosts, necromancers, and other evil spirits. You can also get rid of ghosts and other evil spirits by burning it in the Midsummer bonfires.
Also, it was believed that wearing the amulet would shield the wearer from the effects of being shot or stabbed. In Celtic beliefs, St. John’s Wort is the sun, hence its other name, sol terrestis, which means “terrestrial sun.” It has a reputation for keeping faeries at bay and protecting forest explorers.