ST. JOHN'S WORT tincture
Herb: ST. JOHN'S WORT LEAF
Botanical name: Hypericum perforatum
Therapeutic actions: Analgesic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Aromatic; Astringent; Cholagogue; Digestive; Diuretic; Emmenogogue; Expectorant; Febrifuge; Nervine; Resolvent; Sedative; Stimulant; Vermifuge; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Vitamin C.
Drug Interactions: Nefazodone, Omerprazole, Oral Contraceptives, Paroxetine, Atazanavir, Benzatiqzepines, Chemotherapy, Cyclosporine, Digoxin, Fexofenadine, Fluoxetine, Gluvoxamine, Fosamprenavir, HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitors, Indinavir, Pehnelzine. Sertraline, Theophylline/Aminophylline, Trazadone, Tricyclic Anti-depressants, Ventafaxine and Warafin.
Description: St. John's Wort is specific for the nervous system.
Internal uses: It has been used for neuralgia, coccygeal pains, nerve injuries, HIV support and it calms the nervous system to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and bedwetting. It has also been healing for stomach disorders, gastritis, bronchitis, gout, arthritis and menstrual cramps. Other uses: overall tonic, for chronic uterine problems, after pains of childbirth, jaundice, diarrhea, catarrh and colic. The oil extract is used for healing burns, wounds, sores, bruises, skin problems and sciatica. Also has been used for cold sores and ulcerative colitis.
Suggested Dosage: Tincture– 500—1050 mg daily.
Caution: Use of this herb may cause photosensitivity in some individuals. Do not use if pregnant.