St. John's Wort Herb Tea is made of wild St. John's wort and Siberian ginseng. They contain hypericin, flavonoids, vitamins A, B2, selenium, cardiac glycoside, aromatic aglycone, etc.
They tonify the nervous system, ease anxiety and depression, support the immune system and help maintain normal functions of the stomach, kidney, liver and heart, thus ideal for general well-being and vitality.
Ingredients: St. John's wort, Siberian ginseng, green tea and jasmine flower
Suggested Usage: For hot tea, steep in hot water for 3-5 minutes. For ice tea, steep in hot water and refrigerate. Use 2-4 bags a day.
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Information about St. John's Wort:
One of the best herbs for mood elevation is St. John's wort. Several controlled studies have shown positive results in treating patients with mild to moderate depression. Improvement was shown with symptoms of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, anxiety, headache and exhaustion with no reported side effects.
Its action is based on the ability of the active ingredient, hypericin to inhibit the breakdown of neurotransmitters in the brain. The herb also inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAO) and works as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI); both are actions similar to drugs prescribed for depression. In Germany, nearly half of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are treated with hypericin. St. John's wort should not be taken with any other antidepressants, it is not effective for severe depression, and no one should stop taking any prescribed medications for depression without proper medical care.
St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum ) It has been used for centuries for depression, melancholy and hysteria. Paracelsus was one that prescribed it for these afflictions. One study by Dittmann, Hermann and Palleske showed that Hyperforat, a preparation based on a total extract, gave a well-reproducible specific inhibition of anaerobic glycolysis in secretions of brain tumors. An infusion of leaves and flowers in olive oil is excellent for skin burns. The herb/flowers are the parts used for lung problems, bladder complaints, diarrhea, dysentery, depression, hemorrhages and jaundice. Steep two teaspoonsful of the herb per cup of water for twenty minute. Take one-half cup in the morning and one-half cup at bed time. Bedwetting is helped by a nightly cup of the tea or 5-10 drops of the tincture. The oil and fomentation are applied externally to injuries, especially when nerve endings are involved and to soften tumors and caked breasts.
The research on St. John's Wort has been substantiated on its effects on mild to moderate depression. In a series of studies that were presented in 1992 at the Fourth International Congress on Phytotherapy in Munich, German it helped well over half of those in the study. In less than a month of taking this herb, the depression and accompanying disturbed sleep and fatigue experienced by participants in these studies generally improved. In another study in Germany in 1984, depressed women were given a tincture of St Johnís Wort. These womenís symptoms, including anxiety, anorexia, lack of interest in life and psychomotor problems, all changed for the better. Research was also conducted in Russia where it was combined with psychotherapy to treat alcoholics suffering from depression.
To help regulate disturbed sleep patterns try St. John's Wort. It adjusts brain chemistry, helping to increase the availability of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It's also a nervous system relaxant that helps you recover when your nerves are damaged, inflamed or strained. To use it as such take 1 tsp each tinctures of St. John' Wort flowers, skullcap leaves, fresh oats and licorice root; ?dropperful each tinctures of ginger root and vervain leaves. Combine ingredients and take 1 dropperful every half hour, as needed during an emergency. To relieve chronic pain, take 2-4 dropperfuls a day.
The aerial parts taken internally can lighten the mood and lift the spirits. They make a restorative nerve tonic, ideal for anxiety and irritability, especially during menopause. They are also good for chronic, longstanding conditions where nervous exhaustion is a factor. They can relieve a variety of nerve pains such as sciatica and neuralgia. It is also a valuable tonic for the liver and gallbladde. (by The Herb Growing & Marketing Network)
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