St John’s Wort

Published June 20, 2013

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What is St John’s Wort?

St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a herb that has been traditionally used for a wide range of conditions. The herb is named after ‘John the Baptist’, as the plant generally begins to flower around his feast day 1 .
St John’s Wort is probably best known for its effect on mood and may help to relieve nervous unrest and irritability and support emotional balance. St John’s Wort may help with the temporary relief of despondency and loss of interest in day to day activities.

Why does my body need St John’s Wort?

There may be times where we feel down or lose pleasure in our normal activities, which is no surprise given the demands and challenges that life often throws our way. Our emotional state can also have an adverse effect on other areas of our lives like our quality of sleep. St John’s Wort may help to relieve this temporary feeling of sadness, promote emotional balance and help with any associated sleep disturbances. St John’s Wort helps calm the nerves and may also assist with nervous unrest or irritability that is an unavoidable consequence of a busy, modern life.

Where can I find St John’s Wort?

St John’s Wort can be found in Nature’s Own St John’s Wort 2700mg or Nature’s Own Mood Support St John’s Wort 2000mg + L-Tyrosine.

Sourced: 1. Natural Standard, St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum L), Accessed June 2013

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