The flowers and leaves of St. John's wort contain active ingredients of hyperforin. St. John's wort is available as a supplement in teas, tablets, liquids, and topical preparations.
St. John's wort is most often used as a dietary supplement for depression. People also use it as a dietary supplement for other conditions, including menopausal symptoms, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is used topically for wound healing. Please read the information at the bottom for medical safety.
Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. As medicines, herbs often do this job for common complaints in many ways. They can be used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and even treated as a fragrance. Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. This is why it is such a powerful product. Herbs have been used for over 5000 years and have grown in use over time. Certain herbs stabilize hormones and your metabolism and often have fewer side effects than prescriptions.
(Please consult your doctor before using herbal medicine, this does not substitute for medical care. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT, DO NOT TAKE WITH ANY ANTIDEPRESSANTS SUCH AS ZOLOFT OR PROZAC AS THIS CAN RESULT IN SEROTONIN SYNDROME. ) However, other drugs may also interact with St. John's wort. Check with your doctor before using St. John's wort in combination with any other drugs, especially prescription medications.