Mood & Sleep;
St John's Wort
St John's Wort (hypericum), named after John the Baptist, was believed to
banish evil spirits and was a traditional cure for
depression. Today, it has been the subject of
extensive medical research which has validated its
efficacy as a natural anti-depressant.
In Europe, St John's Wort
has become the first option treatment for many people with mild to moderate depression. It is helpful
in alleviating feelings of helplessness and hopelessness which characterises depression, as well as anxiety and irritablity, whilst increasing self esteem.
St. John's Wort is an effective herbal medicine
for a range of mood disturbances, including
mild to moderate depression
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)*
anxiety and sleeplessness
*Seasonal Affective Disorder is evident in the winter months, when daylight hours are reduced.
It manifests as feelings of lethargy and lowered mood state, coupled with increased appetite and sleep
Note:Allow 3-4 weeks for St John's Wort to take effect
Caution: St John's Wort
preparations have reported adverse interactions with
certain prescribed medicines. Please consult your doctor before taking this supplement, if you are on any medication.