St. John’s wort has always been considered a universal medicine in the treatment of many diseases..
It is usually used both inside and for external use in the form of lotions..
On top of that, this herb has found wide application in cosmetology for the preparation of masks and creams for all skin types..
Why Hypericum is used in medicine
The composition of this herb contains a large amount of macro– and microelements in the form of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and also manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, molybdenum, chromium, aluminum, selenium, nickel, strontium, cadmium, hypericin, lead, boron and others.
All these elements play an important role and take the main part in the proper metabolism, the normal functioning of the human body and are responsible for its health..
Due to this, St. John’s wort has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antihelminthic, sedative effect..
It is used to treat many diseases that are inherent in any person..
Long ago, St. John’s wort was used by people to treat such diseases as: pain in the abdomen and chest, asphyxiation, cold cough, bruises and injuries, drops in the liver and kidneys, gastrointestinal disorders, changes in the lungs, inflammatory and catarrhal processes and phenomena, abscesses and purulent manifestations, rheumatism, bronchial asthma, painful periods, consumption, gout.
Even today, St. John’s Wort has taken more widespread use among both supporters of traditional and traditional medicine..
Based on it, a number of drugs have been developed that are used to treat certain diseases..
The greatest effect can be obtained if you combine St. John’s wort with taking other medicinal herbs, for example, chamomile and mint..
The parallel use of medicinal fees with St. John’s wort allows you to get rid of such ailments as:
- disorders of the gastrointestinal tract;
- inflammation of the mucous membrane of various organs;
- periodontal disease;
- bad breath;
- poor appetite;
- depression and stress;
- stone kidney disease.
In addition, St. John’s wort has diuretic, analgesic, antispasmodic, diuretic, choleretic and anthelmintic action..
Broths and extracts of Hypericum relaxes the smooth muscles of the bile ducts, strengthens blood vessels, improves bowel and ureter function, facilitates the secretion of bile, helps to reduce its stagnation in the gall bladder, relieve intestinal spasm, improves urine output and increase filtration of urine in the kidneys, strengthens capillary walls tones the venous circulation.
Due to the content of such a component as hypericin, St. John’s wort increases serotonin levels in the central nervous system, and therefore is a powerful antidepressant for the treatment of such conditions that are associated with neurotic disorders.
Since St. John’s wort also has an antimicrobial effect, it is used to kill some germs and viruses that are resistant to synthetic antibiotics..
Contraindications to the use of Hypericum
Despite the fact that St. John’s wort has a number of advantages and useful properties for the treatment of many diseases and the elimination of various ailments, this plant has contraindications.
Medical professionals are calling for some caution in the use of Hypericum to avoid possible effects..
After applying tea or decoction of this herb, direct exposure to the sun should be avoided to avoid dermatitis..
Regular and prolonged use of Hypericum can develop an unpleasant feeling of bitterness in the mouth..
Bitterness, in turn, may occur due to abnormal liver function..
Prolonged use of decoctions, tea and tinctures based on Hypericum can not only lead to a narrowing of blood vessels, but also provoke an increase in blood pressure.
For these reasons, people with high blood pressure should be wary of hunter and, to the extent possible, limit its use..
The use of Hypericum in large quantities can lead to undesirable consequences such as: dizziness, confusion, fear and anxiety, increased migraine attacks, cardiac disorders..
As for pregnant women and nursing mothers, these persons are strictly prohibited to take St. John’s wort in any form.
Given the number of contraindications described above, it is desirable to use St. John’s wort, as well as drugs based on it, either in small quantities or under the strict supervision of the attending physician..
Such forethought will help avoid undesirable effects..
Alternative medicine – to help men
It is known that many men very often face problems such as potency and prostatitis..
These diseases do not represent a principal danger, however they significantly affect the quality of life and relations between partners..
In some cases, these problems lead to discord in family relationships, frequent quarrels, and even divorce..
Therefore, recently, as the practice of urologists shows, patient calls for help in solving problems.
To date, there are various ways and methods to get rid of prostatitis..
These are medication and surgery..
However, in the matter of potency, these tools are not effective and do not even solve the problem..
In contrast to traditional medicine, folk can solve the problems of prostatitis and potency, improving the quality of life of many men.
There are several recipes for the preparation of decoctions and infusions for the treatment of these diseases and ailments..
For the treatment of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland) will help the following decoction of herbs.
It will take: four tablespoons of Eleutherococcus root, one tablespoon of Aralia root, two tablespoons of Rhodiola Rosean root (otherwise called the golden root), the same amount of safflower-shaped root, mistletoe shoots and angelica root, four tablespoons of licorice root, three spoons of valerian root and St. John’s wort, as well as five tablespoons of rosehips.
All the ingredients are mixed, separated from the resulting collection of two or three teaspoons, soak in water (about half a liter) for two hours.
After the specified time, insist on the fire, in any case, do not boil, pour the resulting broth into a thermos, tightly close the lid and insist all night.
Take the decoction preferably in the morning, immediately after waking up.
The course of treatment covers two months, during which it is necessary to take half a cup of the resulting drink several times throughout the day..
Brew tea from Hypericum
Tea with St. John’s Wort not only has a wonderful taste, but is also an excellent tonic and healthy drink..
This tea will be very useful in the cold season, when there is a high probability of colds and infectious diseases..
Hypericum tea, in general, has no particular contraindications, therefore it does not have side effects..
On the contrary, it has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system, fights cold and runny nose, helps to restore and strengthen weakened immunity..
In addition, Hypericum tea has a positive effect on blood circulation, while improving the body’s absorption of beneficial substances..
A wonderful effect in the quality of prevention of avitaminosis and colds has tea from hypericum and rosehips.
This tea is not only tasty, but also recommended for heart disorders..
To make tea, you need to use a small amount of Hypericum to make the drink not too cloying and bitter.
If the tea is all strong, it is better to dilute it with water..
Tea made from Hypericum and linden flowers helps to cope with high temperature, as it has a warming effect..
Hypericum tea with mint, melissa, thyme, lemon, fruits and leaves of currants, raspberries and gooseberries has an anti-inflammatory effect..
And if you add a spoonful of brandy to tea, you can cure a cold and a runny nose easily..
It is advisable to brew tea either in glass or enameled so that there is no oxidation process that can spoil not only the taste, but also lower the healing properties of medicinal herbs..
Thus, for the treatment of certain diseases, including men’s, traditional medicine proposes to use St. John’s wort in the form of various infusions, decoctions and tea.
However, it is not necessary to contraindications that can provoke other diseases that pose a risk to health..
Watch a video about how this herb affects our body and why it is so widely used in traditional medicine..