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One of the most effective plants in therapeutic practice is St. John's wort, or ordinary. This medicinal herb grows up to 30-70 cm, blooms in June-August with small yellow flowers. The most favorable habitats are bright forest clearings and dry meadows.
For medicinal purposes, leafy tops of plants with inflorescences are used.
In nature, there are several types of herbs called St. John's Wort. There are shrubs with this name, and even small trees. In folk medicine, St. John's Wort (perforated) and St. John's Wort Tetrahedral are used. They differ both in appearance and healing properties quite slightly.
In the Middle Ages, there was a belief that St. John's wort was able to protect against evil spirits, ghosts and witches. He was put to the baby in the crib or hung from the cradle. It was believed that this way the baby would have good dreams, and evil spirits would not frighten him.
St. John's wort contains a lot of useful substances, thanks to which it has healing properties. St. John's wort Syrup contains:
Tocopherol is vitamin E, which is necessary to protect the body from the destructive effects of free radicals;
Carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. It is necessary for the proper functioning of the eyes, the renewal of skin cells, the fight against viruses and bacteria;
Tannins help to cleanse wounds from infection, relieve inflammation, accelerate healing;
Nicotinic acid is essential for the proper functioning of the heart and nervous system;
Vitamin C increases immunity, promotes the restoration and renewal of cartilage, ligaments, supports skin turgor, prevents the degeneration of normal cells into cancer cells;
Hypericin and hyperforin are special substances that have an antidepressant effect;
Hyperoside and rutin strengthen the walls of blood vessels;
Phytoncides are herbal antibiotics that have a powerful antimicrobial effect.
Also, St. John's Wort Syrup in its composition contains:
Medicinal components allow for a fairly wide use of this medicinal plant. It is used as an antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, wound healing, antirheumatic, diuretic, choleretic, astringent, anthelmintic, and also as a regenerating drug.
Since ancient times, infusions of St. John's wort herb, prepared on water, have been used to treat heart diseases, rheumatism, colds, flu, headaches, liver diseases, stomach, bladder, urinary incontinence, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the female genital organs.
But only recently, medical scientists have discovered another useful property of St. John's wort.
As clinical studies have shown, the plant has a positive effect on the nervous system and has an antidepressant effect. This makes St. John's wort even more valuable, since it has almost no contraindications and does not cause side effects, unlike sedatives of chemical origin.
In official medical practice, both dried raw materials – St. John's wort grass, and medicines made on its basis are used.
St. John 's wort is used when:
Diseases of the biliary tract and digestive tract (dyskinesia, hypotension of the gallbladder, hepatitis, cholecystitis, bloating, low acidity of the stomach, diarrhea);
Inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity (gum inflammation, sore throat, pharyngitis, stomatitis);
Depressive states, insomnia, increased anxiety.
The effectiveness of this medicinal herb in inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity is due to the content of a large amount of tannins, phytoncides and beta-carotene.
The choleretic effect and the ability to normalize intestinal peristalsis in flatulence and diarrhea is associated with the content of essential oil in the plant.
The ability of St. John's wort to eliminate manifestations of depression is well known. Numerous studies have shown that in patients with mild depressive states, the effectiveness of St. John's wort-based drugs is even higher than from classical antidepressants.
Antidepressants based on St. John's wort improve mood, remove anxiety, cause a surge of vitality.
Herbalists recommend treatment with St. John 's wort for the following diseases:
Skin infections, burns;
Gallstone disease, inflammation of the gallbladder, hepatitis, (including viral);
Arthritis, joint pain;
Mental illness, including depression;
Since those components of the medicinal plant that have an antidepressant effect are poorly soluble in water, the best drug for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders is St. John's wort tincture.
St. John's wort refers to slightly toxic plants. If this herb is used for a long time, unpleasant sensations may appear in the liver, sometimes a feeling of bitterness in the mouth.
Do not take St. John's Wort Syrup at the same time with antibiotics, as it contributes to a faster elimination of the drug from the body, as a result of which the effect of antimicrobial therapy is reduced.
Older people using modern antidepressants, St. John's wort should be taken especially carefully. The combination of this medicinal herb with antidepressants can lead to dizziness, confusion, anxiety and migraine attacks.