St John's Wort, Wildcrafted Hypericum perforatum

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St John's Wort   ( Hypericum perforatum  ) is wildcrafted in Bulgaria

AKA Hypericum, Amber, Goatweed, Klamath Weed, Tipton Weed, witches herb, god's wonder

Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

Please Note   The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 

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Further interesting reading...

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, nervine, anti-microbial.
The plant, which is a small deciduous shrub, bears lovely bright yellow flowers followed by small red fruits. St. John's Wort herb has been commonly used to relieve mild depression. It may also help with muscle cramps, bladder issues and is commonly used as a cough expectorant. It may also help with diarrhea. 

 

 Taken internally, St. John's Wort has a sedative and pain reducing effect, which gives it a place in the treatment of neuralgiaanxietytension and similar problems. It is especially regarded as an herb to use where there are menopausal changes triggering irritability and anxiety. It is increasingly recommended the treatment of depression. In addition to neuralgic pain, it will ease fibrositis,sciatica and rheumatic pain. Externally it is a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a lotion it will speed the healing of wounds and bruisesvaricose veinsand mild burns. The oil is especially useful for the healing of sunburn.

 

Priest & Priest tell us that it is a "sedative nervine for muscular twitching and choreiform movements especially indicated for nerve injuries to the extremeties and teeth/gums. Promotes elimination of catabolic waste products." They give the following specific indications: Painful injuries to sacral spine and coccyx, traumatic shock,hemorrhoids with pain & bleeding, facial neuralgia after dental extractions andtoothacheneurastheniachoreadepression.

 

Ellingwood considered it specific for "muscular bruisesdeep soreness, painful parts. A sensation of throbbing in the body without fever. Burning pain, or deep soreness of the spine upon pressure, spinal irritation, circumscribed areas of intense soreness over the spinal cord or ganglia. Concussionshock or injury to the spine, lacerated or punctured wounds in any location, accompanied with great pain." In addition he recommends it for the following pathologies: tumorscaked breasts,enlarged glandseccymosisbruisesswellings.

 

Cautions:
It should not be taken if you are currently on pharmaceutical MAO-inhibitors.