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St. John’s Wort April 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — smakol @ 6:22 am

This old herb is great for

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Skin Inflamation
  • Blunt Injuries
  • Wounds and Burns
  • Many other things!

St. John’s Wort is made from the hypericum plant. This plant has been used for over 400 years as an aid to depression and worrying. To date there have been no deaths or over doses from St. John’s Wort, lets compare that to the hundreds of thousands of deaths related to many common pharmaceutical medications. There is one side effect of St. John’s Wort and that is phototoxicity. However, that is only if you take an incredibly large amount of the herb.

Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs reports:

The herb is said to soothe the digestive system. In particular, its ingredients were thought to relieve ulcers and gastritis, and the herb was called on as a folk medicine for diarrhea and nausea. Bruises and hemorrhoids are said to respond to it. It has served as a sedative, painkiller, and analgesic. The blossoms have been added to sweek oil (a refined olive oil used medicinally) for a soothing dressing for cuts. Herbalists credit it with increasing and inducing a sense of well-being.

 

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