Medicinal St. John's Wort

SKU: hstj $1.00
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Perennial. Flowering stems and flowers are the parts used medicinally. Full sun. Plant in spring. Press seeds into soil and keep moist until germination, which takes about a week. Flowers in the second year. St. John's wort is taken internally for depression, dysthymia, anxiety, heart palpitations, mood swings caused by menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), seasonal affective disorder (SAD), exhaustion, smoking cessation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), menopause, fibrositis, headache, migraines, muscle pain, neuralgia, sciatica, cancer, vitiligo, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, weight loss, as a diuretic, and for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also taken by mouth to treat the symptoms of depression, including fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, and anxiety. Externally, oily St. John's wort preparations are used for treating bruises and abrasions, inflammation and muscle pain, first degree burns, wound healing, bug bites, hemorrhoids, vitiligo, and neuralgia. In manufacturing, the hypericin-free extracts of St. John's wort are used in the making of alcoholic beverages. (medical usage data: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database; Please note: 20 seeds per pack. Free shipping on orders over $26. .



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