A fresh plant tincture most commonly used as a natural alternative to combat mild to moderate depression and SAD
St. Johns Wort is a beautiful plant that bears bright yellow petals in flowering tops. Traditionally its petals were gathered in midsummer to be used in herbal medicine, and now the entire plant is used. When making tinctures or oils out of St. Johns Wort you will be surprised with a deeply rich, red colour that comes from one of its medicinally active compounds, hypericin.
This plant has been used for centuries for its antidepressant action, and it is also considered antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti parasitic, and has pain-relieving properties! I imagine that its antidepressant effect can be attributed to its wide variety of actions in the body-- depression can stem from chronic fatigue, chronic pain, inflammation in the brain, and bacterial imbalances/parasitic infestation among other things!
Fresh St. Johns Wort (wildcrafted), distilled water, ethanol
1 squeeze of the dropper bulb (approx 25 drops) 2-3x daily
**St. Johns Wort is contraindicated for those on antidepressant medications**
**St Johns Wort may increase sensitivity to light-- take note of this if you are spending excess time in the sun and make sure you are protected**
Consult your healthcare practitioner if you are on any medications
Get to know the plant
hypericin, one of the active compounds in SJW, has been shown to help slow the spread of breast cancer to tissues between the chest wall and lungs
SJW, applied topically as an oil or salve is extremely healing for the skin and great for cuts, burns, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. It can help relieve pain as well as prevent infection.
Hypericin along with other medicinal compounds help to fight depression by preventing reuptake of serotonin, a happy chemical (similar to SSRI medications), and also acts as an MAO inhibitor (similar to Prozac)
nerve pain associated with diabetes, trigeminal neuralgia, MS, cancer, carpel tunnel can be alleviated with the use of this plant
St Johns Wort has been proven effective in the treatment of tension headaches
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