Combats depression and sleep disorders
John's wort infusions and tinctures are effective in
nervous system diseases due the antidepressant and sedative effect of the
hyperforin, a substance present in the plant’s composition. Infusions (two cups
per day consumed within two to three months) work very well on people with
depression. The effects can be seen after the first three weeks of treatment.
Prevents emotional weight gain
The therapy to combat emotional weight gain fund seeks losing the extra kilos accumulated due to unpleasant events or problems with a stressful career. In this case, it a combined infusion of
St. John's wort is recommended. It is
prepared from a liter of water, in which in four tablespoons of plant are
soaked. After eight hours, the preparation is filtered off and set aside. The
plant left after the filtration is boiled in half a liter of water for five
minutes and strained after cooled. Finally, the two extracts are mixed and a
cup of the obtained infusion is consumed 30 minutes before the main meal. The treatment
should be followed for four weeks, and repeated after a one month break.
It is the ally of the digestive system
The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent effects of the
wort infusion and tincture are also helpful in liver disease (acute and chronic
hepatitis, cirrhosis, ascites, hepatic cell degeneration, biliary dyskinesia).
Take ten drops three times a day for 21 days. The tincture treatment must also
include the every day consumption of St.
John's wort tea, an infusion foot bath in the evening
and a general infusion bath weekly. St.
John's wort also combats hyperacidity gastritis,
gastric and duodenal ulcers, stomach cramps, intestinal worms and the lack of
appetite. In such conditions it is recommended drinking St. John's wort tea three times a day.
Treats cardiovascular diseases
It also has contraindications
The most important contraindication to the use of St. John's wort preparations address patients using synthetic drugs for depression, insomnia, anxiety, epilepsy and against HIV.
St. John's wort allergy manifests as stomach
pain and skin rash. At the beginning of a St.
John's wort therapy, these patients should only use a
tenth of the normal dose and gradually increase the quantity, as recommended by
a specialist. In addition, there are other side effects such as excessive
sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore, individuals taking St. John's wort should not be exposed to the
sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun during or immediately after a treatment with
St John's wort
is dangerous, as it can cause photoderma, manifested by redness, itching, skin swelling,
and eyelids and lips swelling.
The recipe for St. John's wort syrup, a tonic for the nervous system, and a cure for regulating bile secretion is prepared from the following: 250 ml of concentrated infusion (obtained from two tablespoons of flower left to macerate in 250 ml of boiling water for ten minutes) and sugar syrup (prepared from 400 g of sugar and 250 ml of water). The syrup is used for a week (a spoon four times a day).