St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort increases the level of dopamine and serotonin in the brain, which may help relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, SAD, (seasonal affective disorder), migraines and irritability. It is the leading natural antidepressant today.
St. John's wort has a tranquilizing effect. The isolated compound Hypericin in St. John's Wort increases blood flow to any stressed tissues within the body. It has properties as an antiviral and antibacterial herb that may help reduce cancer and tumour growths.
This herb has other uses beyond depression. It can be used for wounds, bites and applied to burns. It was used back in the Crusades to heal leg ulcers and septic wounds. It works by cleaning out the dirt from wounds by not destroying healthy tissues or cells in the process.
This yellow flower is a natural way to uplift your mood. It elevates the biochemicals in your brain that affect your mood and reduces adrenal activity. It can reduce nerve pains, promote better sleep, relieve premenstrual symptoms and reduce fatigue.
Taking St. John's wort may cause dry mouth, dizziness, increased sensitivity to the sun and may cause an allergic reaction for over exposure to sunlight.