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St Johns Wort

Incredible health benefits

st johns wort

St Johns wort, also known as Kamath weed, Chase-devil, and Tipton’s weed, was used by ancient Greeks for a number of medicinal purposes.

Today, it is most commonly used to treat depression. In Germany, it is often prescribed to treat mild depression in children and adolescents, often with great success. Below, you’ll find more information about this fantastic herb and how it can be used to treat many common ailments today.

What Is It?

This plant is found in North and South America, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and Australia. Some countries consider it a weed, but for others, it’s a powerful herb. It grows to about three feet in height and has pretty yellow flowers.

The name comes from the practice of harvesting the herb on St. John’s Day or June 24th. It once was hung above the doors of homes on St. John’s Day to ward off evil.

Benefits of St Johns Wort

As mentioned above, the most common use is for treating depression. It is believed that it affects the neurotransmitters in the brain, making them more likely to bind with receptors.

It also helps to increase dopamine and serotonin levels, which improves your overall mood. It is the most common of all the herbs for depression.

Impressive Health Benefits

However, there are other impressive health benefits, as well. While there are still studies ongoing, it appears that this herb may help in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and alcoholism, although more research is needed.

The Chinese have used St John wort for treating premenstrual syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome, too. It seems to have a calming effect on the digestive tract and offers much in the way of pain relief for menstrual cramps.

Available in Many Forms

st johns wort tabletsSt Johns wort is available in tablets or capsules and can also be found in tinctures and teabags. One of the things to watch is the actual level of the herb in the various products. Some of the manufacturers put so little into the supplement that it is not at a level high enough to be helpful.

You should only buy this and other supplements from a reputable dealer. It is easy to find and is available anywhere that herbal supplements are sold.

In Closing

St Johns oart should be a definite consideration for those who suffer from depression. However, it can react negatively with some medications and other supplements.

Before you start adding this or other supplements to your daily plan, it is advised that you speak with your physician or herbalist first. Most doctors are well aware of the benefits and may even prescribe this herb themselves.

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St. John's Wort Herb Extract - 60 Capsules

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