St John's Wort
St John's Wort

St John's Wort

Name: St John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum

Parts used: Herb


  • Mild to moderate depression, seasonal affective disorder
  • Anxiety, irritability, stress
  • Emotional upsets with menopause/PMS
  • Nervous tension leading to exhaustion and depression
  • Childhood bedwetting
  • Recurrent orofacial/genital herpes
  • Enveloped viruses (cold sores, chicken pox, shingles)
  • Sleep disorder
  • OCD

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy. May cause gut disturbance and allergic reaction. Avoid with most medications. Not ideal for treating severe depression with psychotic symptoms or suicidal risk.