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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Most useful in mild to moderate depression, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety and various somatoform disorders (neuralgia & myalgias). Is antiviral both internally and topically. Vulnerary actions make it a wonderful choice for topical wound healing (eg. burns).
St Johns Wort
Hypericum perforatum L.
Analgesic, Antibiotic, Astringent, Antidepressive, Antiinflammatory, Expectorant, Nervine, Sedative, Topical anesthetic, Vulnerary
Infusion: 2-4 g / cup QD to TID
Tincture (1:5, 40%), 1-4 ml TID
Standardized extract: 500 to 1000 mg divided daily of extract standardized to 0.3% hypericin for mild-moderate depression.
Note: May take 2-4 weeks to notice clinical results.