St John’s Wort
The life we live puts stress and challenges before us. In the mids of home, work, school, traffic jams,s, and responsibilities; we sometimes become bored and feel trapped. This intense pressure on us rises to the surface in our psychology as many kinds of stress. As a result, we strive to cope with the stress that called the main problem of our age and the starting point of the diseases. Since the antidepressant drugs used against stress problems have undesirable side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and abnormal weight gain; we are eventually searching for in-artificial solutions.
And the St. John’s Wort is one of the herbs that our compassionate Lord created as a cure for many illnesses ailing us.
A marvelous cure for sufferers!
The St. John’s Wort, also known as centaury and klammath weed in our country, can be distinguished by its umbrella-shaped flowers, 5-part golden-yellow leaves, and feathers black colored on the edges.
St. John’s Wort is a medicinal plant commonly used in the event of mild and moderate depressions. Also used in the treatment of burns, insect bites, and malaria; when consumed as a tea, this herb has a calming and mood-enhancing effect. Among the plants recommended for depression; St. John’s Wort comes first in Europe.
The composition of St. John’s Wort contains some active agents such as hypericin, hyperforin, and flavonoids. Some researchers argue that St. John’s wort helps improve mood by increasing the use of brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
It is well-known that stress can cause many problems manifesting with different reflections in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. In this respect, it is worth remembering that the St. John’s Wort tea also helps people with ulcers and gastritis.
How to prepare the St. John’s Wort Tea?
The St. John’s Wort can be collected from nature in May and June and can be easily obtained from herbalists as a dried product. It is necessary to make sure that the place where you gather the St. John’s Wort is not the roadside where the traffic is heavy. Otherwise, you may be exposed to heavy metals rather than healing.
To prepare St. John’s Wort tea, first, put 3 teaspoons dried St. John’s Wort herb in a glass. Add boiled water and cover the mouth of the glass with a lid so that the steam cannot escape and also the active ingredients of the herb will be released more quickly. Leave the tea prepared in this way to brew for a few minutes and drink after this time. Have nice healing. If desired, a few drops of lemon juice can be added to the St. John’s Wort tea. Prepared in this way, 1-2 cups of St. John’s Wort tea for a day will relax you.