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St John's Wort

St 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 to Luzia.


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