St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has a history of medicinal use dating back to ancient Greece, where it was used to treat a range of illnesses, including various “nervous disorders.” St. John’s wort also has antibacterial and antiviral properties and, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, has been used topically to help heal wounds and burns. St. John’s Wort is one of the most commonly herbal products in North America.
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in St. John’s Wort as a treatment for depression and there has been a great deal of scientific research on this topic. Most studies show that St. John’s Wort may be an effective treatment for mild-to-moderate depression, and has fewer side effects than most other prescription antidepressants.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) Extract 0.3% Hypericin ………………..300 mg
Dosage: Adults (19 years & over ) take One capsule 1-3 time daily with meal.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking anti-anxiety medications, seizure medications, antihistamines, bronchodilators, muscle relaxants and/or opiates.
Contraindication: Do not use if you are taking anti-cancer medications, blood thinners, antidepressant medications.