Benefits of St John's Wort for Depression, Anxiety and other Ailments
Among the various health benefits of St John's Wort, using St John's Wort for depression and anxiety is one of the main and most popular ones.
The herb St John's Wort contains chemical substances that elevate the mood and increase the level of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, thereby making the person "feel good".
In the form of St John's Wort Tea, the herb has been used as an effective remedy for fatigue, mania, and hypochondriasis.
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A note about Benefits of St John's Wort for Depression, Anxiety and other Ailments
Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
St John's Wort also has certain properties which makes it useful as a mild sedative, too.
Although St John's Wort anxiety and depression-related herbal remedies are famous throughout the world, there are many other significant health benefits of St John's Wort. These include its effectiveness in treating certain physical aliments - there are links between health conditions such as nausea, malaria, ulcer, gastritis and diarrhea and St John's Wort.
It has also been established that when used in combination with other herbs like ginkgo and rosemary, St John's Wort can be effective during the recovery phase of viral encephalitis. The same combination used in tincture form is effective in helping treat conditions like cognitive impairment, speech and visual disturbances. Please note that viral encephalitis is a potentially fatal condition and thus should be referred to a health professional.
One of the most useful benefits of St John's Wort is its effectiveness in treating ear infections like otitis media and tinnitus, i.e. ringing in the ear sensation.
Certain other conditions like rheumatic pain and neuralgia are also often effectively treated with St John's Wort.
Another very popular benefit of St John's Wort is its effectiveness in treating and helping chronic alcoholics. The link between alcohol and St John's Wort is interesting - since the herb has adverse reactions to alcohol, it has used to treat patients with this condition.
External Uses of St John's Wort
In addition, St John's Wort is famous for its antimicrobial properties and works well in treating burns, cuts, wounds, insect bites, and bruises. For these instances, it is used in the form of an external application.
Oil extracted from the flowers of the St John's Wort herb is used in the form of an external application to treat external bruises and hemorrhoids.
Does St John's Wort work for these health conditions?
For centuries, St John's Wort benefits on health have been reaped by Man through the use of the herb. In more recent times, some research and studies have been carried out to ascertain its properties and true effectiveness against these health ailments, and these are covered in another article.
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