This is one of the best plant medicine based anti-depressents out there!
Historical information dating back to 400 B.C. tells the story of hypericum and its medicinal and spiritual evolution. The ancient Greeks and Romans noted that St. John’s Wort was used for such things as snake or reptile bites, menstrual cramping, gastrointestinal distress, ulcers, depression or melancholy, superficial wounds, or sciatica.
Writings during the 19th century continued to incorporate hypericum for the treatment of melancholia or as we know it today, depression. Some of these reported medicinal actions of St. John’s Wort have now been scientifically verified by double-blind studies, only to prove what the ancients knew all along.
How Do I Use It?
We often use St. John's Wort in powdered and capsule form because it is so easy to take quickly when needing an emotional boost. It is a powerful nervine - meaning it supports and boosts the nervous system, specifically when feeling depressed or anxious.
One of the best ways to use St. John's is by making a glycerite and carry around in your purse! We also have put St. John's Wort Tea into jello when making jello for our kids!
Our Experience With It
Few Properties of St Johns Wort
Anodyne = Helps to relieve or sooth pain
Antidepressant = Herbs that can help with bouts of occasional, mild depression
Antioxidant = Help to control or elimination of free radicals
Astringent = Helps tighten tissues
Cholagogue = Herbs that support the gall bladder and liver by promoting the flow of bile
Nervine = Soothes the nerves
Vulnerary = Help bring about healing in wounds and inflammation
List found on http://www.anniesremedy.com
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