St. John's Wort
Botanical name: Hypericum perforatum

Established 1996.

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St. John's Wort

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St. John’s Wort has a restorative effect on the nervous system and nerve tissue, helping to reverse damage and easing the pain of pulled muscles and ligaments, neuralgia, rheumatism and arthritis, fibromyalgia and sciatica.

St. John’s Wort is also used in modern herbalism to treat anxiety, tension, melancholy and depression. Externally, it is a valuable wound healer and anti-inflammatory for bruises, burns, varicose veins, cuts and scrapes. The infused oil is also used topically for sunburn.

Preparation: 1 tsp/cup, steep 10 minutes. Drink 3 times daily. Use cream, salve or oil topically.

Precautions / Contraindications: 

Avoid when taking pharmaceuticals, especially antidepressants. St John’s Wort can cause photosensitivity. Not recommended during pregnancy.

Richo Cech (2000), Making Plant Medicine, pp.215-217; Michael Tierra (1998), The Way of Herbs,p.197; David Hoffman (1990) The New Holisitic Herbal, p.235.