St. John's Wort: Benefits, Uses, Effects?
Hypericum or St. John's wort, uses and potential '
St. John's Wort, also known as St. John's wort, is a beautiful plant with yellow flowers used since ancient times as a natural remedy for various problems, including depression light or medium. It seems that even the Templars were using this plant, not only as a healing agent for wounds and burns, but also to improve the mood of those knights who, after the battles, they were forced to spend long periods in bed still.
This plant is still considered a natural antidepressant and is used alone or in combination with other natural remedies (valerian, passionflower, griffonia, etc.). Depression if it also adds a component anxious and sleep disorders. To obtain the first results you have to take St. John's wort for at least two weeks and then continue treatment for about two or three months, depending on the situation.
The antidepressant action of this plant is due to its ability to increase the levels of serotonin (and other neurotransmitters that act on sleep and mood) and to regulate the production of melatonin.
Before using St. John's wort, however, there are important considerations to make, given that this herb is very powerful and may conflict with other medications, increasing the effectiveness or otherwise canceling it. Let us see when you do not use St. John's wort:
1) If you use birth control such as the pill or patch is absolutely not recommended intake of St. John Grass as it can reduce the effect therefore the possibility of finding themselves faced with an unwanted pregnancy.
2) In case of taking antidepressants
3) If you make use of Irinotecan and other anticancer drugs
4) If you are taking anticoagulant drugs such as Warfarin
5) When using cyclosporine, digoxin or indinavir, respectively useful in the case of organ transplants, heart problems or HIV.
You can not take this herbal remedy even during pregnancy and lactation.
As you can see, then, when you are considering purchasing capsules or other remedies based on St. John's wort is important to carefully read the package leaflet or better still rely on the advice of a naturopath, herbalist or a doctor to see if the 'St John's wort is really suitable for their ailments and, possibly, how and when to take it.
You can use the herb in various forms: tablets and herbal teas (in the case of depression), ointments and oils for external use, when you need a disinfectant and healing. In particular it seems that the oil of St. John's wort is a real cure for some skin problems and as an anti-aging effect. Applying it every night before going to sleep on the face and neck can have good results, sometimes even the best of the best known anti-wrinkle products.
Always oil can be applied then on minor burns, wounds, dry skin, fungus, scars, stretch marks and in case of psoriasis.