St. John's wort - Hypericum. Properties. Medicinal Plants

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Herbaceous plant native to Europe and Central Asia. It is known for centuries to relieve nuerológicos problems such as irritability, anxiety or migraine. Its popularity continues to grow.

Hypericum Properties

* Are your flower clusters that contain an active ingredient, hypericin, which is attributed to antidepressants and soporific effects of the plant.
* Its active ingredients cause a global effect of normalization of neurotransmitters involved in mood modulation.
* Internal use St. John's wort is indicated by its significant antidepressant function, and invigorating the nervous system. Anti-stress and anti-low concentration and intellectual performance.
* Use of St. John's wort: anxiety, depression, night terrors, neurovegetative disorders associated with menopause.
* The wort is effective in depression disorders "reactive", ie those associated to a difficult situation or emotional material.
* The wort improves sleep quality and reduces stress and anxiety.
* Other domestic uses: enuresis; dystonias bile, stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal spasms, gastritis, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, capillary fragility, varicose veins, hemorrhoids.
* For topical use, for wounds, sores, burns, eczema, bruises, acne.

Contraindications of Hypericum
* Pregnancy (extracts).
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
* It is incompatible with food and plants containing tyramine: chocolate, red meats, cheeses, nuts, beer, bananas, red wine, etc.. The association could produce hypertension.
* - Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol for oral administration to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Hypericum
Can produce locally Hypericin photosensitization phenomena in contact with moist skin exposure to solar radiation, causing rashes or burns.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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