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St John's Wort

Studies indicate St John’s Wort may be effective as a treatment for mild to moderate depression, a tonic for the nervous system, and to alleviate nerve pain. It is also useful for promoting feelings of calm and well-being, alleviating anxiety and stress, and aiding disturbed sleep patterns.

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St John's Wort Info

St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a medicinal herb well known for its nervine tonic and antidepressant properties. The meaning of the Greek word hypericum is ‘greatest health’. Its reputation goes back to the time of Dioscorides and Hippocrates, who used St John’s wort to "combat the demons of melancholy". Modern research supports this reputation, with many trials showing it to be as effective as prescription anti-depressants but with fewer adverse side effects.

St John's Wort Benefits

St John’s wort is a proven safe treatment for depression and tonic for the nervous system, and a specific for nerve pain. It is also useful for promoting feelings of wellbeing and calm, alleviating anxiety and stress, and aiding disturbed sleep patterns.

St Johns wort is antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial, and used traditionally to treat a broad range of infections including sore throats, chronic coughs, sinus infections, malaria and tuberculosis. It may benefit uterine cramping, PMS, peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal problems.

St John's wort may also be helpful in managing the symptoms of psoriasis, Parkinson's disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.

St John’s wort’s specific affinity for injuries to the nerves makes it a safe and effective treatment for painful deep wounds, burns and sunburn. Applied topically for bruises, herpes sores, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, sciatica, nerve pain, arthritis and rheumatism, St John’s wort may help alleviate symptoms and speed up healing.

St John's Wort Side Effects

Supplementing with St John's Wort is known to increase sensitivity to sunlight, so care should be taken to avoid over exposure. It also affects the way many prescription medications work, so consult your health professional before combining St John’s wort with drugs. Safe when taken as prescribed during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Product Reviews

  • Cant say Ive noticed a difference.

    Sadly I was hoping all the positive reviews would mean I would get to write one too, but I have to say, I have taken one tablet a day religiously since they arrived and have noticed no difference. I think I might try to increase the dose to two a day and see if that provides any difference. They say it takes a good three weeks for changes to start be apparent, but its been longer than that, so I should really have noticed the difference by now if one tablet a day was going to effective.

    Teresa

    5/04/16

  • Very beneficial

    This product has been a life saver for me, brilliant without the side effects of the drugs I've been taking that the doctor prescribed.

    Glenda

    5/04/16

  • A permanent item in my cabinet

    Tried other brands of SJW, but this works much better, more effective on me than the other.

    Suffered from depression in the past, no longer on antidepressants, but there are periods in life when it gets overwhelming, with stress and anxiety and this really really helps keeping things in healthy perspective without going down that dark tunnel of full blown depression.

    Not suggesting that this can replace antidepressants by any means, just sharing that this have helped me with making sure that my depression doesn't creep back.

    Cheryl

    30/03/16

Wellness Blog

  • St John’s Wort Clinically Safest Antidepressant

    Have you heard about the benefits of St John’s Wort for depression?   At long last the mainstream media are highlighting the dangers of widespread prescribing of antidepressant drugs.  Recent television news items have focussed […]

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