St John's Wort
Traditionally used as a wound healer due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and astringent properties. It is also helpful internally in cases of neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, as well as anxiety and tension. More recently, St John's Wort has become popular as an antidepressant, with research supporting this use. It supports the nervous system, and is thought to optimise the levels of neurotransmitters, particularly serotonin.
Content: St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Dried herb
Preparation: 1/2 - 1 tsp/cup, steep 10 minutes. Take 3 times daily.
Other Names: Hypericum perforatum
Grown in: Hungary
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Aerials
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
St John’s wort increases the liver’s ability to process medication, which means it reduces the effects of most pharmaceuticals. Therefore, do not combine with any pharmaceutical medications. St John’s Wort can cause photosensitivity. Discontinue use 3 days before surgery.
For specific herb contraindications, see our detailed herb information site.
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