The inclusion of St. John’s wort tea in the treatment is indicated for cases of mild and moderate depression. The effectiveness comes from the hypericins present in the plant, according to the researchers believe.
However, the factors that act against depression are not yet fully known by medicine.
Properties of St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is endowed with nutrients that can be used to treat a variety of ailments. It has essential oil, pectin, tannins, resins, procyandin, catechins, flavonoids, phytosterols, saponins, vitamin C, carotenes and amino acids. In addition, the plant has a calming action.
Moderate use of the herb can also be applied in cases of breathing difficulties, hemorrhoids, chronic diarrhea, lung problems and muscle pain. It also has a sedative, vermifuge, digestive and healing effect.
St. John’s Wort Tea
- 1 teaspoon of dried leaves of St. John’s wort;
- 500 ml of water.
Using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Before it reaches the boiling point, add the herb. Leave the pot covered for a few minutes. After time, strain the drink and drink the tea still warm.
It is recommended that the intake of St. John’s wort does not exceed 300 milligrams per day. However, the indication of the exact amount consumed by each person is up to the doctor.