Traditionally used as a sedative for relief of restlessness or nervousness. Helps relieve symptoms of sleep disorders. The calming effect of St. John’s-wort is attributed to hypericin, a plant-derived antidepressant. Even in small quantities, it is effective in boosting blood flow to stressed tissues. This increase in circulation can also have favorable effects on blood pressure and capillary fragility. St. John’s-wort is also used against nerve injures and for nervous disorders of all kinds. Also effective in cases of neuritis, insomnia, restless sleep, etc. Known for its antidepressant properties, it also helps in smoking cessation or to relieve wounds.
- Traditionally used as a sedative for relief of restlessness or nervousness
- Helps relieve symptoms of sleep disorders