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St John's-wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
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.