John's Wort or Hypericum is now more and more commonly used in
the treatment of depression.
It has been shown to be as effective as conventional anti-depressants,
without the number of side-effects.
Its proven mood-modulation effect takes place at the synapsomal
level where it works to inhibit the reuptake of three feel-good
neurotransmitters. (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine).
St John's wort has a long history of use in the treatment of many
different illnesses. Its powerful antibacterial and antiviral
properties have made it a popular treatment for wounds and kidney
and lung ailments.
Its ability to soothe the digestive system makes it excellent
for relieveing ulcers, gastroenteritis, diarrhea and nausea. It
acts as a mild sedative, painkiller, and analgesic.
Its effects of increasing a sense of well-being have long been
known by herbalists. Now being regularly proven by clinical trials.
As with all medicines, advice should always be sought. Speak