St John's Wort

St John’s Wort is a plant with an extensive historical use for supporting an uplifted mood and soothed nervous system. Uses around the world include mood balance, sleep and stress support, and helping normal healthy skin be reinstated when there has been a wound. 

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St John’s Wort is a plant with an extensive historical use for supporting an uplifted mood and soothed nervous system. Uses around the world include mood balance, sleep and stress support, and helping normal healthy skin be reinstated when there has been a wound. 

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a bright yellow flower well known for the support it offers the nervous system. The meaning of the Greek word hypericum is ‘greatest health’. Its reputation goes back to the time of Dioscorides and Hippocrates, who used St John’s wort to "combat the demons of melancholy". St John’s wort is grown throughout the world.

St John's Wort Benefits

For those feeling worn down by stress and a bit blue about life in general, St John’s wort may be able to support by uplifting and balancing the mood. For feelings of anxiousness and unrest, St John’s wort can be taken as a tea, or swallowed as a capsule or tablet. A more positive state of mind is a great tool during these days of modern high-stress lifestyles.

St John’s wort is available as a tea, capsule or tablet. It is also available for external use on wounds, bites, and for soothing frazzled nerves as an oil and cream.

St John's Wort Side Effects and Contraindications

If you are taking medication, you should consult a healthcare practitioner prior to taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to consult a healthcare practitioner prior to taking.