St. John's Wort has a variety of benefits. With its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, and antioxidant properties, St. John's Wort is a highly effective herb for sciatica pain. It even helps regenerate nerve tissue damaged by sciatica.
May help to ease fibrosis.
Also may be used for neuralgic pain, sciatica and rheumatic pain.
It may have sedative and pain relieving effect.
May be used for neuralgia, anxiety, tension and similar problems.
For sleeplessness, decreased vitality, bedwetting, depression, neuritis.
Use for injured nerves and nervous affections.
Described as "Arnica For Nerves."
May be used for irritability and anxiety caused by menopausal changes.
As a tonic for the liver and gall bladder.
May stimulate gastric and bowel secretions.
May be beneficial to strengthen the female organs and promote regular menstruation during puberty.
Drink 2-3 cups a day for a length of time.
Use as an anti-inflammatory remedy for cuts, bruises, wounds, varicose veins, sunburn and mild burns.
May ease cramps, glandular swellings, sore backs, lumbago, sciatica and rheumatism.
For abdominal pain in babies gently rub the tummy with the oil.
For injured nerves, and blunt injuries rub into affected area. Described as "Arnica For Nerves."
Method Of Use:
Infusion: Pour 1 cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Infuse for 10 - 15 min. Use as a tea. Strain and drink 3 times a day.
Ointment: Mix the juice with butter or lard.
Tincture: Take 1-4ml 3 times per day
Oil: Pour fine olive oil onto the well stoppered St John's Wort in a bottle. Leave in the sun for a few weeks. Strain and press out well and store in dark bottles.
Safety or precautions:
- Do not use in cases of severe depression
- Do not use with warfarin, digoxin, anticonvulsants, theophylline, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, triptans, cyclosporine and with various anti-virals prescribed for HIV patients
- Do not use with oral contraceptives.
- Do not use for longer than 10 days, then give a break for 5 days.
- If pregnant or breastfeeding please consult with a health practitioner before use.