Culinary use: The leaves of St John's wort were traditionally used in salads and as a flavouring.
Cosmetic use: St John's wort has a history of use in cosmetics and aromatherapy. The oil or tincture can be added to creams, balms and base oils.
Traditional use: Anti-viral, good for low mood and mild to moderate depression, non-addictive. Traditionally used as a tonic for the whole nervous system and also useful in all conditions involving nerve pain such as shingles.
Cautions: Taken internally St John's wort interacts with many medicines including the contraceptive pill. Read more safety advice for St. John's Wort here. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication it is always sensible to speak to your healthcare practitioner.
A food supplement to support your health.
Extracts such as tinctures or essences offer a convenient alternative to herbal teas. They may also be used in food, food supplements, cosmetics and as a starter ingredient by herbalists in prescription formulas.
Hypericum perforatum extracted in sugar beet ethanol (alcohol). The part used is XXXX. The strength is 1:3 60%.
Adults: Take up to 4 ml, 3 times a day in a little water, unless otherwise told by a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. This amount may be added to cold or warm water, juice or another drink.
Not all food supplements are suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are unsure whether this product is suitable, please speak to us, or your healthcare practitioner, before using this product.
There are no recorded side effects for this product. However, if a side effect is experienced please let us know.
Foods, herbs and food supplements can interact with some medicines. If you are taking medication please check with us, or your healthcare practitioner, before taking supplements and medication together.
In-depth information about the traditional uses of this herb can be found in our Herbs A-Z section.
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