St. John’s Wort has always been a popular herbal remedy for many centuries. St. John’s Wort has been used to treat inflammation, depression and promotes positive mood balance. In the 1990s, Europe conducted studies on St. John’s Wort and discovered this herb has helped change the balance of chemicals in the brain in a way that is similar to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like fluoxetine and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Because St. John’s Wort isn’t always standardized, practitioners recommend a dosage between 300-500mg (with 0.3% hypericin extract) be taken three times daily, It can take approximately four to six weeks to notice the anti-depressant effects of this preparation.
St. John’s Wort can be consumed in a form of a capsule or tea. You can find St. John’s Worth in your local supermarket and organic food stores.
Do note some consumers may be more sensitive to light or sun. Side effects can be headache, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, sleep problems, and high blood pressure.