SAINT JOHN’S WART
This herb has many miraculeous health benefits.It has been used since the time of ancient Rome and was used for severe sword injuries. It is also famous for it’s ability to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are caused by not enough serotonin in the brain. When you have enough serotonin in your brain the feeling of depression , anxiety and stress can be alleviated. St.John’s wart acts as SSRI , “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” The same properties as prescription antidepressants. St.John’s wart is just as effective as Prozac and Zoloft without the high cost and negative side effects that comes with prescription medicines.
St.John’s wart grows in the United States, Australia and Europe. It contains flavonoids, tannins hyperforin and hypercin these make up it’s medicinal benefits. It can be taken in pill form, tea or dried and put into capsules. It has 5 bright yellow petals and has a wood stem growing approximately two feet high. It grows along roadsides,in the woods and in meadows.
St.John’s Wart has also been used for bruises, sprains, burns, sores, stomach ailments, insomnia, lung problems, coughs, and nervousness. One condition it has became quite popular in treating is the symtom’s associated with menopause.