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.  Learn more about:

What is St John's Wort?What is St John's Wort?  St John's Wort Benefits Benefits St John's Wort Side Effects and ContraindicationsSide Effects  St John's Wort Reviews Reviews

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What is St John's Wort?

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 can benefit uterine cramping, PMS, peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal problems.

St John's wort may also be helpful in treating 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 helps alleviate symptoms and speed up healing. 

See also our St John's Wort Clinically Safest Antidepressant blog article.

St John's Wort Side Effects and Contraindications

  • 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.

St John's Wort Reviews

"I have had success with this product, it not only eases the anxiety I have, it also lets me go the day without being so tearful. It is a lot more potent than other St. John Wort brands and it works better for me than prescribed antidepressants that had no affect at all."

- Emilee about Thompson's St John's Wort 4000

"I have been taking this for the last few months. Has taken the anxiety away and I can now deal with stress alot better than I did. I think it is fantastic."

- Tina about Thompson's St John's Wort 4000


"Having tried other top brands of St John's Wort I can unhesitatingly say that Perika is superior to all of them. If you have problems with absorption this special formula containing effective amounts of 'hyperforin' can well overcome the problem. As with any other brand, however, Perika can take two weeks or more to show the full effect."

- Sheilah about Nature's Way Perika St John's Wort


"This product is Awesome! Is a great natural way to replace pharmaceutical medicines for depression etc. I discovered this from quite a few people saying how it has improved their mood and really helped them through hard times. I have recently gone on this and put my partner on them as well. Is doing wonders so far..."

- Saffron about Nature’s Way St. John's Wort Standardised

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