St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, balsamic, healing, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, stimulant and anthelmintic…
Start by putting a dessert spoon of dried St. John’s Wort, for a few minutes, in a little cold water, in a cup. Then add water heated to 90°C (when the water starts to boil) and cover for 10 minutes. Once cooled, it is ready to be consumed (see here how to make an infusion).
- Vesicular disorders,
- hormonal changes in the menopause phase,
- stomach pains,
- menstrual cramps,
- kidney failure,
- difficult digestions,
- gastric diseases,
- nervous breakdowns,
- nervous stress,
- nervous ulcers …
Pregnant women (has abortion power) and may also reduce the effectiveness of chemical contraceptives or drugs responsible for inhibiting the reabsorption of serotonin. It should not be consumed with foods containing tyramine (ripened cheese, yeast, beer or wine). Its consumption can cause photosensitivity. Each body is different it is, therefore, important to be aware of any incompatibility, total or momentary, generated by its ingestion.