Alternative Medicine

St. John's Wort

St. John's wort has been used in various cultures for hundreds of years to treat a variety of ailments. Today, St. John's wort is best known for its use in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.

St. John's wort contains a natural compound known as hypericin that helps soothe and calm the nerves. It also reduces anxiety, balances the nervous system and alleviates excitability.

The positive effects that St. John's wort has on the nervous system are beneficial for treating a variety of symptoms caused by menopause such as irritability, hypertension, hysteria and depression.

St. John's wort is also helpful in reducing pain caused by menstrual cramps, muscle spasms and gastric ulcers.

It also contains expectorant properties that loosen phlegm lodged in the lungs, relieving respiratory problems including bronchitis and asthma.

Further more, St. John's wort's provides antibacterial and antiviral properties that are beneficial for treating a variety of skin problems such as bruises, irritations and wounds.

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