22 Dec St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St John’s Wort
St John’s wort has had a long history of use and has several benefits including antidepressant, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
It is famous for it’s ability to heal wounds. In fact, it is useful for any ‘skin trauma’.
How It May Benefit You…
Use externally for:
- wounds, including cuts, abrasions, burns and scar tissue.
- depression. (always use in consultation with your health care professional)
High blood pressure, headaches, stiff neck, nausea, and vomiting could occur…Stop taking Immediately. In the fair-skinned, it can worsen sunburn and cause blistering.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available as dried leaves and flowers, tinctures, extract, oil, ointment, capsules, and prepared tea.