St. John's wort grass

 The herb St. John's wort
 Herb St. John's wort - a popular medicinal plant, widely used in traditional and folk medicine, due to its complex chemical composition.

Pharmacological properties

St. John's Wort herb has anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antispasmodic, sedative, choleretic, astringent, styptic and tonic effect.

These properties are due to the action of herbs Hypericum its active substances: flavonoids (pigments, colorants flowers in yellow color), anthocyanins (pigments cell juice of fruits and flowers), essential oils, tannins and resinous substances, mineral salts, organic acids.

Proper use of herbs St. John's wort will activate digestion, regulate metabolic processes in the body to increase urine output (the amount of urine), to improve blood flow to internal organs, strengthen the gums to stimulate the activity of the heart, strengthen the protective functions of the body, and more.

Indications herb St. John's wort

St. John's wort herb, the properties of which have caused a powerful healing effect, used for ulcers, gout, rheumatism, nervous disorders, depressive illness, colds, bedwetting, diseases of the cardiovascular system and digestive tract, kidney, gall bladder and liver.

Also, St. John's wort grass, the use of which should be done only after consultation with a physician is effective in chronic tonsillitis, epilepsy, diffuse toxic goiter, cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis and skin, round worms breeding, diathesis, eruptions, stomatitis.

St. John's wort grass serves as a basis for the preparation of herbal antibiotics as imanin and novoimanin. These drugs are used for pharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, mastitis, phlegmon, abscesses, septic wounds and severe burns.

The use of this herb important in dental practice, where St. John's wort tincture is used to eliminate the unpleasant odor from the mouth and strengthen the gums.

Mode of application

 St. John's wort grass
 Because St. John's wort herbs can be cooked infusion, decoction, extract, tea, butter.

St. John's wort tincture is prepared as follows: Pour one cup of boiling water 1 tablespoon of chopped herbs, give the brew for half an hour. It is recommended to be taken before meals 3-4 times a day for ¼ cup.

For the decoction taken the same proportion of water and herbs, as well as for the infusion of hypericum, and the mixture is boiled for 15 minutes. The broth was cooled, filtered, divided into several portions and take during the day.

Oil from Herb St. John's wort is made from fresh flowers, 20 g of which poured 200 g of linseed or sunflower oil, infused for two weeks, occasionally shaking.

Use the resulting oil for topical use for ulcers, wounds, abscesses, purulent inflammation, severe contusions, burns.

Extract (alcoholate) St. John's wort is prepared by steeping in a dark place for 10 days, a mixture of 4 tablespoons herb stretcher and 100 ml of alcohol. Then alcohol tincture Hypericum filtered and taken orally 3 times a day, with a maximum single dose of 50 drops. For external use 30-40 drops diluted in ½ cup of water.

Side effects

Use of St. John's wort grass at the recommended doses, as a rule, does not cause undesirable effects. In rare cases, a feeling of fullness, increased sensitivity to light, constipation, nausea, allergic reactions, headache, anxiety.

Too strong tincture of St. John's wort can cause pain and cramping in the bowels.

With prolonged use of herbs St. John's wort may experience temporary impotence, but after discontinuation of the drug in a few weeks, everything comes back to normal. High concentrations of herbs St. John's wort can damage reproductive cells.

Contraindications to the use of St. John's wort grass

St. John's wort herb is not assigned with hypersensitivity to its active components, hypertension, since it increases the pressure, and while the use of antidepressants and certain natural substances able to inhibit monoamine oxidase.

St. John's wort grass, which are due to contraindications slightly toxic action, should not be used for a long time as well as during pregnancy.

Additional Information

Decoction and tincture of St. John's wort can be stored no more than two days in a cool place.