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 St. John's Wort - Cut & Sifted
St. John's Wort - Cut & Sifted

St. John's Wort, also known as Goat Weed and Rosin Rose, occurs naturally throughout North America, Africa and Europe. Although this herb has gained a lot of attention in recent years, its use dates to ancient Greece. The plant gets its name from the reputation of blooming on or near June 24th, the day celebrated as the birth date of John the Baptist.

Scientific Name: Hypericum Perforatum
Origin: Europe
AKA: Y Fendigedig, St. John's Wort
Active Compounds: Hypericin, Volatile oil, Flavonoids, Pseudohypericin
Background:St. John's wort has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years as an herbal antidepressant. It was once thought to be a magical plant during medieval times. It was thought to keep evil away. St. John's wort is one of those herbs that has many uses and that may be one reason it is so popular. In addition, modern research has confirmed what many people have already experienced with St. John's wort - that it is a powerful antidepressant and is also antiviral.

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Applications:Astringent/Sedative/Antidepressant/Antispasmodic/Pain Reliever/Antiviral/Bile stimulant

St. John's Wort is primarily used as an anti-depressant.

Depression: St. John's worth can be used to improve depression.

Women's Health: St. John's wort can be used to treat menopausal symptoms such as fatigue, and hot flashes.

Tonic: St. John's wort can be used to help keep the liver and gallbladder in good health.

Anxiety: St. John's wort can be used to battle feelings of anxiety and insomnia.

Antispasmodic: Oil of St. John's wort may be used to treat pain from cramps.

Skin: St. John's wort oil may be used to treat burns and wounds.

Digestive system: St. John's wort may be used to treat ulcers and intestinal or stomach inflammation.

Infection: St. John's wort is an antiviral and anti-inflammatory that can be used to combat illness.

Description: St. John's wort is a plant that grows natively in Europe, particularly Great Britain. It is a perennial plant that grows as tall as 3 feet. It has dark green leaves and stems and bright yellow flowers.

Dosage: As an infusion, take 100 ml daily for digestion.

As a tincture, take 1/2 tsp with water 3 times daily.

As a cream, apply to skin for cramp relief.

As infused oil, rub onto skin irritations, wounds, and burns.

Safety: St. John's wort may cause light sensitivity. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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