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This is the dried herb, so it is suitable for making infusions as a long-term anti-depressant and other such medicinal uses, but does not create the red topical healing oil. That only works with the fresh herb.

"Over the past few years, the use of St. John's Wort has increased. St. John's Wort has been used for centuries to heal wounds and calm frayed nerves. Today, it is the most common item used in Europe to combat depression. Its use is even twice as much as the infamous Prozac drug." http://www.bhia.org/articles/specialty-products/stjohnswort.html

"Although St. John's wort is not recommended for treatment of severe depression or bipolar disorders, countless clinical studies have proven that St. John's wort is as effective as many pharmaceutical drugs when used to treat mild to moderate depression. However, unlike mainstream drugs prescribed to treat depression, St. John's wort doesn't cause unwanted side effects such as sexual dysfunction, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, and insomnia.

St. John's wort has also shown promise as a treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and the mood swings associated with menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In Germany, St. John's wort is used to treat depression 4 times as often as Prozac. " http://www.vitaminstuff.com/herbs-st-johns-wort.html

"St. John's wort is reported to relieve anxiety and tension and to act as an antidepressant. It was once thought that hypericin interfered with the body's production of a depression-related chemical called monoamine oxidase (MAO), but recent research has shed doubt on this claim. Research now is focusing on other constituents, such as hyperforin and flavonoids.

Studies have shown St. John's wort extracts may exert their antidepressant actions by inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. The required dosage is three grams of powder per day, but it must be taken for weeks -- and sometimes several months -- before results are noted.

St. John's wort is useful for pelvic pain and cramping. According to the 1983 British Pharmacopoeia, St. John's wort is specifically indicated for "menopausal neuroses": Many women who experience anxiety, depression, and other emotional disturbances during menopause may benefit from this herb's use.

The National Cancer Institute has conducted several studies showing that St. John's wort has potential as a cancer-fighting drug. One study showed that mice injected with the feline leukemia virus were able to fight off the infection after just a single dose of St. John's wort." http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/st-johns-wort-herbal-remedies.htm

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St Johns Wort - ORGANIC - Depression, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, Menopause, PMS, Inflamation, Viral Infections - 50g