What is St. Johns Wort?
Well known in both naturopathic and medical communities, St. John’s Wort is a flowering shrub like plant that possesses a laundry list of benefits with a surprisingly safe herbal makeup. For medicinal use, its leaves are most often dried and used for its healing qualities while its yellow flowers are used to make St. John’s Wort oil and tea.
- Regulates Hormones
St. John’s Wort influences many hormones, but it’s primarily known to help regulate common female hormones as well as stress hormones. It’s especially effective in decreasing levels of cortisol (the “stress” hormone).
- Reduces Inflammation
Antioxidants in St. John’s Wort decrease inflammation, making it a practical option for those suffering with aches and pains as well as skin conditions that cause inflammation.
- Speeds Healing
St. John’s Wort has been used to treat diabetic foot ulcers along with other lesions. It may also help decrease the appearance of scars when used topically.
- Treats Small Wounds
When applied to the skin, St. John’s Wort treats burns and scrapes by boosting blood flow to the affected area. When in creams it helps keep open wounds clean by killing microorganisms. It has also been known to help sooth sensitive skin.
- Improves Skin Quality
Topical application of St. John’s Wort has shown to hydrate skin with its natural oils. Consistent application will firm up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
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