St. John’s wort, a natural antidepressant
St John’s Wort has been used since ancient times for its amazing therapeutic properties. Natural remedy for burns, inflammation, and irritation, increases the amount of serotonin – the substance that provides good mood in the body – and lowers the level of cortisol, the stress hormone.
A St. John’s Wort tea gives us a livelihood and a smile, making it disappear the anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness. Numerous studies have shown that it is the most powerful natural antidepressant. It is recommended for states of fear, tension, and stress. Due to a sedating substance, it is effective, especially in depressed states.
All specialists say that St. John’s Wort also contributes to the normal functioning of the digestive system because it stimulates the gallbladder, protects the gastric mucosa and reduces spasms. As a gargle, it successfully treats the inflammation of the throat, gums, and lymph nodes. In addition, due to antiviral and antibiotic properties, it helps treat colds, sinusitis and bronchitis. Healing of cardiovascular and biliary diseases, St. John’s Wort is a pharmacy itself because of its very important compounds.
Our ancestors used it for its aphrodisiac properties, especially for men, and also to bring peace of mind and a pleasant and relaxing sleep to the one who consumes it. Even the ancient Egyptians used the stingray for its healing properties in cardiovascular and biliary disorders. What is the miracle of this plant, what does it contain? The answer is given by all the specialists. It contains over 15 active compounds, including choline, valerian acid, saponins, volatile oils that make it a miraculous filling. Saponins have expectorant and febrifuge properties, so St. John’s Wort is very well suited to treating colds and viruses. Stinging bitter substances stimulate digestion, treats hemorrhoids and removes intestinal parasites. Moreover, chlorogenic and caffeic acid has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and the valuable flavonoids contained in this plant give it vasodilator and cardiac hypotensive properties.
Hyperforin is the antidepressant and antineural agent, and hypericin is an excellent urinary antiseptic. Etheric oil attaches to this plant astringent and healing properties externally. Combats depression, neurosis and hysteria, is an excellent soothing, being recognized for migraine relief, depression, headaches, neurosis, hysteria and facial neuralgias. Also, people suffering from sleepwalking, anxiety, speech disorders, skull traumas can treat these conditions with treatment with St. John’s Wort.