A yellow flower with potent medicinal properties.
The use of St. John’s Wort dates all the way back to ancient Greecian times. The plant gets its name from John the Baptist due to the fact that it blooms during the St. John the Baptist feast (1). As one of the most widely-known natural supplements, it’s been associated with a variety of medicinal properties. It’s also known as and referred to as Hypericum perforatum.
Health Benefits of St. John’s Wort:
Research has shown that St. John’s Wort can be used successfully as an antidepressant. It has also been associated with improved menopausal symptoms as well (2).
How To Use:
St. John’s Root can be consumed in teas, capsules, tablets, or even as a liquid extract.
St. John’s Wort can interact with many common medications. Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.