Herbal Therapy : Saint. John’s Wort

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St. John’s Wort has proven to be effective in the treatment of depression and helpful for generalized anxiety disorder and somatoform disorders in research studies.
For sleep problems St John’s Wort can help to increase the production of the hormone melatonin (the brain’s natural sedative) to help improve the quality of sleep.
St John’s wort has been used for so-called ‘nervous disorders’ for a couple of thousand years and is a Natural treatment for OCD.
St. John’s Wort is a perennial herb that can be easily recognized by its bright yellow-colored flowers. It received its name by the day that it is commonly harvested, June 24th, which is often known as “St. John’s Day’
Evidence suggests that if St John’s Wort is taken at a sufficiently high dose, it is as effective as pharmaceutical antidepressants for mild, and possibly moderate, depression. However, it is unlikely to benefit people with more severe depression.

Research in Germany found 82% of people taking St Johns Wort suffered less irritability, anxiety, low mood, sweating and disturbed sleep. 60% reported increased self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect.

It is now being used to treat some behavioural problems in pets. St. John’s Wort has been used to treat dogs for obsessive-compulsive disorders, dermatitis, separation anxiety and aggression

There are some mild side effects associated with the use of this herb. These include: upset stomach, skin rash, fatigue, restlessness, headache, dry mouth, dizziness, and occasionally a sensitivity to sunlight.
Do not take during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Saint. John’s Wort should be taken under the supervision of an pharmacist or physician.

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About Soul To Sole Uk Remedies

I have created this blog because I have an enormous passion and interest for nutrition, natural health, healing and herbal medicine. I believe in good natural whole food nutrition. I have a great knowledge of 6 years in the fields of herbal medicine and nutrition. I have been using herbal medicine and nutrition for a number of years and it has been a blessing to my health and the health of those around me. Author, writer, owner of six blogs. Lifelong animal lover also studied animal care and have had the honour to own and love a variety of pets. Fulltime mother, health care professional, blogger, multi-tasker also practising Aromatherapy, Holistic therapies and Yoga. My goal is to introduce more comprehensive ways to use nutrition and herbal medicine to allow humans and animals the benefits of all viable systems of medicine. ..... ..... And so this blog was born :-) If you have any questions feel free to email me soul2soleuk@Icloud.com Follow Me on twitter http://Twitter.com/Soul2SoleRemedy
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  1. Pingback: First St. John's wort harvest of 2013 | Apothecary's GardenApothecary's Garden

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