8 reasons to love Hypericum perforatum

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St John's-wort Hypericum

Numerous studies have shown that St. John’s wort works on healing various diseases and conditions, including insomnia, migraine headaches, less severe infections.

Depression

Study after study proving the effectiveness of this herb for mild to moderate depression. Some research suggests that St. John’s wort is effective as well as antidepressants. There is not much research on the effectiveness of St. John’s wort in severe cases of depression, but the existing studies have revealed that this herb in these cases may be useful. In the Journal of Zhejiang University Medical Sciences published a study that reveals that the flavonoid quercetin increases the effect of St. John’s wort.

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Anxiety

A study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research (phytotherapic Research) pointed to St. John’s wort as an effective natural cure for anxiety. While it is common opinion that this effectiveness of St. John’s wort owes ingredient called hypericin, the truth is that it is a complex plant with many active ingredients, including xanthones, naftodijantrone, flavonoids, and hyperforin and hypericin. Thanks to its calming effect, St. John’s wort helps in mild cases of insomnia.

Wound healing

Of St. John’s wort flowers is to say, an oil which is used for the treatment of wounds and burns. Scientific studies have confirmed the efficacy of traditional folk medicine.

Diabetic neuropathy

A study published in the Italian medical journal Phytotherapy revealed that flowers St. John’s wort and tansy (Tanacetum parthenium) are effective in the treatment of pain associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage).

st-johns-worts-teaMigraine

St. John’s wort helps with migraines. A study published in the journal Phytomedicine found that this herb blocks pain receptors that are activated in migraine.

Menopause

A study published in the medical journal Menopause showed that St. John’s wort significantly reduces the frequency and severity of heat hot flashes in menopausal women, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Swiss scientists in the journal Brain pathology (Brain Pathology) published their findings that St. John’s wort protects against beta-amyloid deposits (plaque) responsible for Alzheimer’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

New research published in the journal Cell and Molecular Neurobiology (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology) found that St. John’s wort gives promising results in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The same study found that St. John’s wort acts as a powerful antioxidant.

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