St. John’s wort (Latin name: hypericum perforatum) is in the group of medicinal plant with a many beneficial effect on the body in many ways. It has a magical power to cure many organ and systems in the body, and offers many possibilities for use, is can be a tea, oil, drops, capsules, tablets, etc.
St. John’s wort grows on meadows, pastures and rocky areas, blooms from May to late August depending on climate of the region. Grows in height of 60 cm and has specific smell and bitter taste, is rich with iron, essential oils, resins, carotene, vitamin C and choline.
Facts about healing properties of St. John’s wort
– Has strong antidepressant effect, so not is advisable to mix it with others drugs for this purpose, because it has same role. In recent years, many scientific studies have confirmed this fact, and is usually is used for mild and moderate depression. In comparison with pharmaceutical antidepressants, show equal efficacy, and less, side effects.
St. John’s wort and yarrow, tea against depression
Mix it an equal amount of St. John’s Wort and Yarrow (Latin name: Аchillea millefolium), and add 200 ml of boiling water and let it stand for 10 min. Drink this tea 3 times a day.
– Except for depression, helps in treating fears, mood disorders, in menopause, night urination, obsessive compulsive disorders, seasonally depressions, who specifically manifested in the winter months when there is lack of sufficient sunlight.
– St. John’s wort is a most popular for treatment of injuries skin, wounds, cuts, stings and ulcers. Is relieves symptoms of gastritis, stomach ulcer, kidney disease, liver, spleen and bladder. Is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties and therefore is effective in treating wounds and burns.
– Is used as a remedy against disruption of digestion, for stimulation the juices in the stomach, and thus facilitate digestion of food.
– Helps reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease, also is excellent against hemorrhoids and burns. Traditionally prepared like oil, that is used to reduce pain as rheumatism, gout, bleeding and skin changes.
Note: The St. John’s Wort oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Use with care during pregnancy and on young children. Do not take it internally. St. John’s Wort oil is phototoxic and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.