St. John's Wort, hypericum perforatum, St. John's Wort menopause
avril 10, 2012
St. John's Wort helps with Disorders Mood disorder, low morale, stress, anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, mild depression, moderate depression, physical fatigue, mental fatigue, disorders of the will, treat psychosomatic disorders: depressive states, anxiety, nervous agitation, treat seasonal depression, treat obsessive-compulsive disorders
Beneficial Menopause, premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes, palpitations, dizziness
Hypericum perforatum description
St. John's Wort is a herbaceous plant that includes nearly 400 different species around the world, there are several forms of St. John's Wort that may be annual or perennial, shrubs or small trees with a height of almost 10 meters. Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) the most widely used therapeutic variety is a small plant that can measure twenty-five to almost fifty centimeters in height and whose straight stem is of a reddish tint. Its leaves placed on top of each other are simple and opposite, long and round in shape and whose particularity is to have small black dots all around. These yellow and sometimes red flowers have five petals and several yellow stamens or a bright range which are ideally harvested around St-Jean on June 24, when they are ripe and give off a slight aroma of incense. The fruits of the are in the form of dry capsules which on reaching maturity burst, releasing many small seeds.
St. John's Wort culture
St. John's Wort is a plant that has been used medicinally for over two thousand four hundred years. St. John's Wort, whose origin is located around the Mediterranean, is spread over practically the entire globe, it is found in North Africa, Asia, as well as Australia and North America. The only places where it is not found are the deserts (too hot and dry) and the polar regions (too cold). In the wild, it takes its ease in abandoned land and in dry meadows and clearings, because it does not like shade and humidity.
St. John's Wort its composition
Flowers and buds have therapeutic virtues, since they contain the major active ingredients hypericin and pseudohypericin (chemical agent in the category of dianthrones).
St. John's Wort has a phenolic compound which is hyperforin and tannins known for their astringency, antiseptic and also healing. St. John's Wort also consists of essential oil, soft resin, and phenolic acids, flavonoids and xanthones.
The leaves and stems of St. John's Wort contain flavonoids including rutin and quercetin, etc.
St. John's Wort and its medicinal virtues
St. John's Wort has many medicinal attributes, it is an astringent and an antiseptic, it is wound healing and analgesic, it is an anti-inflammatory and an antispasmodic, it is also an antioxidant and an antiviral, and it is known to its sedative and anxiolytic properties and as being the 100% natural medication of the antidepressant.
St. John's Wort acts both externally and internally, it is used in application to the skin in essential oil, for the reduction of muscle pain and in the relief of cramps and neuralgia. St. John's Wort oil treats bruises and heals all wounds and small burns, it also heals small lesions of the skin, and reduces dental pain.
The reputation of sedative, anti-anxiety and antidepressant of St. John's Wort is popular, ESCOP (European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy) and Commission E, approves the use in treatment of St. John's Wort, in pathologies of depression, anxiety, restlessness as well as psychosomatic disorders, low morale, stress, improve the quality of sleep, physical and mental fatigue, disorders of the will, mood disorders, and treat obsessive-compulsive disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the usefulness of St. John's Wort for treating mild to moderate depression. St. John's Wort is a natural substitute for chemical treatments, and which has the particularity of avoiding the harmful effects of synthetic premedications with Prozac®, Zoloft®, Celexa® and Paxil®, to name only the best known.
In addition, St. John's Wort is effective in relieving the symptoms that generally accompany women during menopause as well as premenstrual cycles, it decreases the sensations of hot flashes, irritability, palpitations, even dizziness.
St. John's Wort other uses
In some regions, St. John's Wort is associated with alcohol, it is called St. John's Wort wine, in fact, two full handfuls of flowers are added to a liter of any white wine, the maceration lasts a month , which has the advantage of giving it a beautiful pink color. This very pleasant little wine is then served as an aperitif, which delights the guests, because it stimulates the appetite and helps digestion.
He helps heal
Mood disorders, low morale, stress, anxiety, improve quality of sleep, reduce symptoms of menopause and PMS, hot flashes, palpitations, dizziness, mild depression, moderate depression, physical fatigue , mental fatigue, disorders of the will, treating psychosomatic disorders: depressive states, anxiety, nervous agitation, treating seasonal depression, treating obsessive-compulsive disorders