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Hypericum Perforatum

St. John's wort 

Also known as St. John's wort, is a flowering plant with yellow flowers that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. St. John's wort contains active compounds such as hypericin and hyperforin that are believed to have antidepressant effects. 
Hypericum Perforatum


St. John's wort




St. John’s wort is an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, nervine tonic, and vulnerary.


St John’s wort has many benefits including the treatment of wounds, burns, and used as a remedy for nervous disorders and depression.


    Primarily known for its antidepressant properties, St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) can help alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate depression and enhance mood. St. John's wort also possess anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties contributing to its use in conditions involving inflammation and viral infections. Also known for its wound healing capabilities, St. John's wort has mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. It can also help relieve nerve pain, menopausal symptoms, and improve sleep quality. 


    St. John's wort can be utilized in various forms for its potential medicinal benefits. Common methods include oral consumption through herbal supplements like capsules, tablets, or liquid extracts. St. John's wort can also be prepared as tea and used topically in the forms of creams, ointments, or oil infusions.


    Initially utilized by ancient Greeks and Romans for wound healing and nervous disorders, St. John's wort gained prominence in medieval Europe earning its name from the association with St. John the Baptist. In the 20th century, scientific exploration focused on its potential antidepressant properties leading to its commercialization as herbal supplements. Beyond its medicinal uses, St. John's wort holds cultural significance and is associated with protection against evil spirits, and in some cultures, it is used in midsummer celebrations.

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