Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hypericum perforatum

Black Pilot Calligraphy Lettering Pen sketch with W&N watercolour on X-pressit 300gsm acid-free paper - 8" x 12" - unframed

Afrikaans : Johanneskruid

 St John's wort is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed and is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression. Indigenous to Europe, it has been introduced to many temperate areas of the world and grows wild in many meadows and in our South African gardens.

The flowering tops of St. John's wort are used to prepare teas, tablets, and capsules containing concentrated extracts. Liquid extracts and topical preparations are also used. Today, St. John's wort is used by some for depression, anxiety, and/or sleep disorders.

France has banned the use of St. John’s wort products. The ban appears to be based on a report issued by the French Health Product Safety Agency warning of significant interactions between St. John’s wort and some medications. Several other countries, including Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada, are in the process of including drug-herb interaction warnings on St. John’s wort products.

Read HERE how effective St John's Wort is.

ITEM ID : HypericumPerforatum
PRICE : R350.00 Postage included in South Africa


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