St. John's Wort - perennial herbs and semishrubs. From the ground dried parts of this plant are prepared tinctures and decoctions (containing essential oils and tannins) that are ingested as an excellent astringent and anti-inflammatory agent in colitis, for lubricating the gums, rinsing the oral cavity in the treatment of stomatitis or gingivitis; also it is applied externally with wounds, burns and skin diseases. Of St. John's wort, even a new antibiotic was made.

Useful properties of St. John's wort have been noticed inancient times, the Kazakh tabibs knew this plant well and called it a "healer of wounds", which in Kazakh sounds like a "jeroba". Hence the word "St. John's wort". Decoctions of it were used for cough and pain in the abdomen, and alcohol tinctures - for rubbing joints with lability.

This herb contains many secrets and mysteries. The useful properties of St. John's wort listed above are only a small part of them. But the human mind was able to reveal many secrets of this miracle plant. And today, as well as many centuries ago, people derive great benefit from St. John's wort.

St. John's Wort is an excellent tool to help strengthennervous system, it is a natural antidepressant. In case of crisis life situations it is useful to use 5 cups of tea from this plant and 20 drops of its tincture three times a day. Prepare the tincture in this way: 50 g of grass you need to fill with 1/2 liter of vodka, leave for 10 days, shaking periodically the contents, then strain.

Teas from St. John's wort helps to normalizevegetative fluctuations with sensitivity to changes in the weather. And with hormonal fluctuations in mood with menopause, it is recommended to drink tea from this plant or a mixture for which St. John's wort and hop cones are taken in equal proportions.

Adults and children who need to concentrateattention and focus, helps the tea from Melissa with St. John's Wort. Such a pleasant mixture of taste is the perfect tea for breakfast before the exam or classes.

Useful properties of St. John's wort have been used with successfor the treatment of a number of diseases, with gastrointestinal disorders, bleeding, for the normalization of general tone. It is also effective as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and astringent agent for inflammation and colds.

With skin diseases very effectiveare hot baths with the addition of St. John's wort and chamomile. Baths are prepared from water at a temperature of 90 degrees, pouring a mixture of these herbs into it, and when the water cools down to 40 degrees, the patient is immersed in it. This method is very effective. They treat various inflammations on the skin (acne and female inflammatory diseases).

With chronic gastritis, there are often painfulpain in the stomach. A remarkable anesthetic will be a drug collection, which includes St. John's Wort. Do not forget about the healing properties of grass, if you have heart palpitations. In this case, St. John's wort will not only be useful, but simply irreplaceable, since among its medicinal properties there is also the ability to calm. Therefore, with frequent palpitations, this herb will be very helpful.

In general, St. John's wort is very effective forprevention of diseases. When you use inside the decoction from it, your immunity will actively begin to resist the bacteria. Considering the useful properties of St. John's wort, it is impossible not to mention how effective this plant is in treating kidney diseases, as well as diseases of the urinary tract. It has anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic and hemostatic action, which is extremely important in the treatment of diseases associated with impaired renal function.

In the treatment of inflammation of the uterus is also effectiveSt. John's wort, which, as mentioned above, has an anti-inflammatory effect. To do this, brew a tablespoon of herbs in 200 g of boiling water, boil it for 15 minutes, then strain. Decoction drink on ¼ cup three times a day.

Often menopausal syndrome accompanied bydisorders of the endocrine, nervous, as well as cardiovascular system. The broth of St. John's wort in this case will be just necessary. Among other things, St. John's wort is an excellent wound-healing remedy. It is recommended to apply fresh crushed leaves to the wounds. They contribute to the rapid healing of wounds, because this is plus to everything else and an excellent antiseptic.

And St. John's wort oil is used in the treatmentstomatitis, paradontosis, peptic ulcer, with renal-stone diseases and diseases of the bile duct. When used internally, it is able to relieve spasms, regulate peripheral circulation and the filtration capacity of the kidneys, and also soothes stomach pain. The oil has an excellent diuretic effect, and the disinfecting substances contained in it help prevent cystitis. Hypericum oil can help with severe burns, as well as animal bites, even when the wounds do not heal for a long time.

But also has a St. John's wort contraindications:

- it is not recommended to use for a long time, as there may be bitterness in the mouth or unpleasant sensations in the liver. With prolonged use, it can cause temporary impotence;

- in pure form, St. John's wort can not be used in hypertension, as it increases blood pressure;

- with sensitivity to the sun, takeSt. John's wort is not worth it. And if accepted, try not to go out temporarily in the sun. The plant increases the sensitivity of the body to ultraviolet, and this can be threatened with a blow;

- it is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women;

- St. John's wort can not be combined with somedrugs, in particular antidepressants, anticoagulants and cardiac drugs, with antibiotics and anesthetics, with contraceptives, as well as with drugs prescribed for AIDS, as it reduces their effect.

Use St. John's wort preferably according to purposedoctor, with observance of terms and rules of treatment. Now, knowing what is St. John's wort, its medicinal properties and contraindications to use, you can start to benefit from it.

Be healthy!

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