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It has been proven that St. John’s Wort has sedative and haemostatic properties (soothes and calms). It is used in cases of irritability, neuralgia, conjunctivitis (muscle rheumatism), sciatica (pain in the sciatic nerve located in the buttocks, back of the thigh, calf and leg), as well as for the care of wounds (antibacterial).
BENEFITS OF ST. JOHN’S WORT SUPPLEMENT
St. John’s Wort is used by people with severe irritability, nerve pain, muscle rheumatism, sciatica, nervousness and / or depression during menstruation. It has antibacterial properties against Bordetella pertussis (it causes whooping cough), Staphylococcus aureus (types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose), shigella and E.coli (Enterobacteriaceae, causing urinary tract infections). These extracts have antiviral properties against the flu.
Depression and related problems
It has been reported that St. John’s Wort improves symptoms such as nervousness, insomnia and depression.
It can also relieve seasonal emotional disorders (SAD syndrome).
Studies have shown that flavonoids of St. John’s Wort herb has analgesic properties (8).
The “amentoflavone” fraction of St. John’s Wort is anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer. One study found a 90% reduction in pain due to duodenitis (inflammation of the upper intestine) with the use of this herb.
St. John’s Wort is sedative and soothing, properties attributed to bioflavonoid fractions. Hypericin can also act as a sedative for the nervous system.
St. John’s Wort is effective in treating certain skin disorders, such as vitiligo (a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause.)
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
Phototoxic skin reactions have been observed in some people after absorbing St. John’s Wort leaves. The volatile oil of this herb has irritating properties and not recommended for children.
INTERACTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
St. John’s Wort should not be taken in combination with medication for depression. Overdose can increase the effectiveness of any treatment (such as MAO inhibitors: monoamine oxidase inhibitors) and may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. It may also interact with drugs that contain serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), i.e Prozac.
It has been proven that St. John’s Wort increases the activity of a group of liver enzymes involved in the metabolism of a significant number of prescription drugs such as Theophylline (an oral bronchodilator), Cyclosporine (immunosuppressant), Indinavir (antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV/AIDS), Warfarin (anticoagulant (blood thinner), Digoxin (treats heart failure and atrial fibrillation which is a heart rhythm disorder of the atria - upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart), and birth control pills. People taking this type of medication should consult their pharmacist before using products with St. John’s Wort, as the herb can reduce their effectiveness.
Package: 60 Vegetable Capsules X 500 mg-In a glass tinted bottle
Dosage: 1 capsule per day
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Free from gluten and wheat.