St. John’s Wort is a plant that has long been used in treating mental and nervous conditions such as restless sleep, insomnia, depression, hysteria and anxiety. St. John’s Wort tea is especially recommended for those who suffer from depression, but the tincture extracted from this plant is much more efficient and it comes with faster results.
How to use it
Those who deal with depression must take 1 teaspoon of St. John’s Wort tincture and mix it with half glass of water. The solution must be consumed before every meal, 3 or 4 times per day.
St. John’s Wort Tincture for Other Conditions
The St. John’s Wort tincture is also useful for a wide array of other ailments and diseases. So, you can use it if you suffer from:
– Duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, cramps and diarrhea
– Eczema and irritated skin
– Hyperacid gastritis and enterocolitis
– Biliary dyskinesia and cholecystitis
– Urinary incontinence
– Genital and urinary inflammations
If you suffer from eczema, then you can apply the tincture externally. So, mix one teaspoon of St. John’s Wort tincture with ½ glass of water and use it for local wash. In case of hemorrhoids, you can apply local compresses with 1 teaspoon of tincture dilluted in ½ glass of water. The irritated skin can be wiped with a compress soaked in the above solution. Repeat all these processes several times per day until you see the problem disappear.
St. John’s Wort Tincture Recipe
In order to prepare the St. John’s Wort tincture, you must put 2 or 3 handfulls of St. John’s Wort flowers (they can be fresh or dried) in a jar of glass. Pour over them about 750 ml of alcohol of 50 degrees. Close the jar tightly and let the mixture soak and infuse for about 3 weeks. Keep the jar in a sunny place. Shake the jar daily. After the 3 weeks, you can strain the mixture and keep the solution in dark glass bottles that are tightly closed. Keep these in the refrigerator.
Contraindications for the St. John’s Wort Tincture
The St. John’s Wort plant is not recommended for the persons who are allergic to ot or those who suffer from photosensitivity. Also, it is not recommended for the pregnant women.
Otherwise, except for these contraindications, the St. John’s Wort tincture can be used for all the above mentioned conditions. Those who suffer from depression in particular can benefit from the great properties of this plant.