St. John’s Wort
$3.50 – $10.00
This St. John’s Wort is hand processed certified organic herb. St. John’s Wort has shown to be a very safe herb and an effective treatment for mild depression it is also said to be a mood lifter and promote a feeling of well being.
St. John’s Wort has shown to be very safe for healthy people not on any medications. If you are on medications please read below and consult with your doctor before using St. John’s Wort.
This information is for educational purposes only and may or may not be supported by scientific studies.
We offer St Jhon’s Wort for no intention or purpose.
Botanical Name: Hypericum Perforatum
Plant Family: Hypericaceae
Also Called: Tipton Weed, Hardhay, Klamath Weed, Millepertuis, Demon Chaser, Rosin Rose, Goatweed.
St. John’s wort has yellow star-shaped flowers with five petals and grows to be 20 to 40 inches tall.
Major active constituents
hyperforin and hypericin.
Other constituents of the plant are as follows:
Anthraquinone derivatives (naphthodianthrones)
Hypericin content (around 0.1 to 0.15%)
Concentrations of rutin, hyperoside, and isoquercitrin have been reported as 1.6%, 0.9%, and 0.3%.
Hyperforin (2.0 to 4.5%) and adhyperforin (0.2 to 1.9%).
Proanthocyanidins (condensed type)
St. John’s wort prefers full sun, dry gravely soils and can be found in many countries.
St. John’s Wort’s botanical name Hypericum perforatum means “over an apparition” due to the believe that it was offensive to evil spirits and would effectively repel them.
It has also been claimed that red spots appeared on its leaves on the anniversary of John the Baptist’s beheading.
It was also believed that placing a piece of St. John’s Wort under ones pillow on St. John’s Eve would cause St. John to appear in their dreams and bless them to protect them from harm in the year to come.
A more resent history includes John’s Wort being a medicinal herbs and possibly being useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia.St.
Also applied topically as a possible treatment of nerve and muscle pain, skin inflammation, wounds and burns.
St. John’s has been used and studies extensively which is frankly unusual for herbs. This also means that the list of “potential” and “possible” is very long. The serous ones all involve complications with medications or existing health conditions.
Do not combine St. John’s Wort with antidepressants it may or can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase of serotonin a brain chemical targeted by antidepressants.
St. John’s Wort may or can have interactions with pregnancy, nursing or medications. Pregnant or nursing women & persons with health problems must consult a physician before use. The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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