St John’s Wort is a herb traditionally used for it’s calming properties. It’s main therapeutic benefits include;
relieving temporary feelings of sadness
aiding the relief of stress, nervous tension & irritability
promoting a state of emotional balance
assisting undisturbed sleep associated with the above
helping to manage lethargy & fatigue
St John’s Wort can be used as an effective treatment for mild non-melancholic depression1, and is often a go-to for a natural alternative. It is important to note there are a variety of medications that interact with St John’s Wort, hence you should consult your healthcare professional if you’re unsure of whether this is an appropriate ingredient for you to consider.
St John’s Wort is not an appropriate treatment for everyone due to potential adverse reactions with other common drugs (ie. the oral contraceptive pill, some anti-depressants & warfarin therapy).
If you’re experiencing prolonged sadness or feeling worthless and hopeless, it is important to seek treatment from a professional. Talk with your GP to develop a mental health care plan.
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