Use St. John’s Wort for Your Health – What St. John’s Wort Can Do For You

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St John's Wort

St. John's Wort is a special type of herb that has been utilized throughout history for a wide array of medicinal purposes.

The flowers and the leaves derived from the herb are believed to hold the highest level of value when it comes to optimizing the health. Traditionally, this specific herb has been recommended for use for a wide assortment of medical conditions and health-related complications.

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According to information derived from those that specialize in botanical studies, St. John's Wort is a general name that is used to identify any of the nearly 400 different species of the genus called "Hypericum". While it is true that the most common use for St. John's Wort is for the treatment of depression, it has been established that there are numerous other benefits associated with its use.

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In this how-to guide, you will learn many ways to use St. John's Wort for your health, and how this amazing herb may benefit you.

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Steps to Using St. John's Wort for Good Health

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    If you suffer from mild to moderate depression, you may use St.
    John's Wort to treat the symptoms that are most commonly experienced with this mental health condition. It has been established that this substance is highly beneficial in improving the mood, and decreasing the anxiety that often occurs in individuals that suffer from depression. In addition to this, this herb has also been found to be productive in combating depression-related insomnia.
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    St.
    John's Wort is an herb that has been found to contain properties that are both antiviral and antibacterial in nature. As a result of this fact, you may be able to utilize this natural herb to treat a wide array of infections such as the common cold, influenza, gastrointestinal infections, bladder infections, respiratory infections, and infections of the skin.
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    St.
    John's Wort is a natural herb that has anti-inflammatory properties. As a result of this finding, it has been established that this herb has the capability of assisting in healing wounds and various types of burns on the skin. Furthermore, it may assist you if you suffer from a condition that directly relates to inflammation within the body. Examples of these conditions include – but, are not limited to – rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, and systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition to using this herb to treat chronic inflammation conditions, it may also be utilized to treat inflammation that may result from infection and/or injury. Examples of the infections and injuries that may lead to the development of inflammation include, but are not limited to, infections of the teeth or nail beds, as well as injuries that involve the skin, muscles, and bones.
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    If you suffer from panic disorder, panic attacks, or anxiety, you may benefit in numerous ways by taking St.
    John's Wort. Those that have taken this herb who have been diagnosed with these conditions have reported that they experience fewer bouts of attacks and feel calmer than before taking St. John's Wort.
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    If you are a female and suffer with discomfort from your menstrual cycle or are experiencing menopausal symptoms, you may take St.
    John's Wort in conjunction with black cohosh in order to treat the symptoms that are troubling you.
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    If you experience bouts of pain such as nerve pain, headaches, muscle pain, and pain that relates to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, neuropathy, arthritis, migraine headaches, and even chronic fatigue syndrome, you may benefit from taking St.
    John's Wort on a regular basis.
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Tips for Using St. John's Wort

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    When electing to take St.
    John's Wort to optimize your health, you should stay within a dosage range of 600-1800 milligrams each day.
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    St.
    John's Wort should be taken on a daily basis until desired results are achieved.
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    Before starting this herbal treatment, it is advised that you consult with a licensed medical professional.
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Warnings and Cautions for Using St. John's Wort

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    St.
    John's Wort should not be taken by individuals under the age of 18, pregnant females, and females that are nursing infants.
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    This herbal substance has a direct impact on the manner in which the body processes other types of medications, nutritional supplements, and herbs.
    As a result, you may experience an increase or decrease in results associated with other types of medications, you may experience adverse reactions, and you may stand the chance of increasing the possibility of suffering from the side effects associated with other types of products you are taking when taking St. John's Wort.
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    When taking St.
    John's Wort, you may suffer from a wide array of side effects. These include, but are not limited to, restlessness, sensitivity to the light of the sun, bouts of dry mouth and extreme thirst, sexual-based dysfunction, and reactions of the skin.
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Summary

St. John's Wort is a special herb that may assist in optimizing your health in numerous ways. In this brief guide, you will learn how to use St. John's Wort to feel better physically and mentally.

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