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St. John's Wort

  • St. John’s Wort has long been honored for it’s wide range of uses; studies have begun to remind us once more of its versatility. A nerve restorative. Depression with nervous exhaustion, tension and/or stress. Hypervigilance. Insomnia. Headache. Nerve pain. Neuralgia. Sciatica. Injury to nerves. Spinal pain. Skin conditions with acute pain (shingles, etc.) Has anti-viral anti-bacterial properties. Good, mild anti-infection herb for kids. Neurogenic bladder, bedwetting, incontinence. Digestive problems with tension. Painful menstruation. Menopausal depression, tension. Passive hemmorrhage. Externally the liquid extract or the Oil of St. John’s Wort can be used for recent, painful injuries with nerve pain, swelling, sprains, bruises, skin conditions with pain, in ear for pain and infection.
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St. John's Wort 

 

Also Known As – Hypericum perforatum, Perforated bush, Hypericum, and Klamath weed.

Origin - Elbe, Washington

Overview - St Johns Wort is a small plant with yellow flowers native to Europe. Its common name refers to St. John's Day, which is June 24 and the usual time of year when the flowers are ready for harvest. This herb has been introduced to many other places in the world, and has been labeled as a noxious weed in many places. It can cause severe side effects in livestock that eat it like photosensitization, depression of the central nervous system, spontaneous abortion and death. This herb is also grown commercially in Europe. Use of St. John's wort as medicine dates all the way back to ancient Greece. Historically, it has also been used as an abortifacient.

Medicinal Uses - Internally, St Johns Wort is widely used to treat depression. It has been found very useful for mild depression and to treat children and adolescents, but studies show that it is not strong enough to help severe depression. It may also relieve anxiety. St. John's Wort may also decrease the intake of alcohol. Externally, St. John's Wort also helps nerve pain and can be applied topically to painful areas in a cream or salve. This herb can also be used to treat dermatitis.

  • Some people use this herb to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also useful for peri-menopausal symptoms and premenstrual syndrome. Other disorders that may be helped by this herb include seasonal affective disorder (SAD), HIV and somatoform disorders.

Other Uses – St. John's wort is sometimes used to flavor distilled spirits. The flowers and stems also produce yellow and red dye.

Parts Used - The dried flowering tops and leaf.

Precautions - St Johns wort may cause photosensitivity, so don't stay out in the sun any longer than necessary when you take this herb. 

  • St. John's wort may interact with antidepressants, birth control pills, cyclosporine, digoxin, indinavir and other drugs used for HIV, irinotecan and other cancer drugs, and warfarin and other anticoagulants. When combined with other antidepressants, you may experience side effects like anxiety, headache, nausea and confusion.
  • Some people may be allergic to St. John's wort. It should only be used during pregnancy and nursing with caution and the guidance of a skilled practitioner.

Preparation and Dosage - Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags; also used to make a red St. John’s oil for use in liniments and lotions, but only from fresh material. May also be administered as a capsule or tincture for convenience.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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  1. Quality product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2016

    Great shipping time and good quality herb. Shipping overage was refunded promptly as well. Will reorder when needed!


  2. Excellent quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Oct 2015

    Excellent quality. Fast shipping and packaged well.


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