St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) St John’s Wort can be very effective for treating mild depression, anxiety, stress, tension, nerve damage and seasonal affective disorder. Like many herbs, it needs to be used over a period of time for full effect. Hypericin, one of the herbs active constituents, increases the metabolism of serotonin and melatonin, which aid the bodies ability to receive and store light. Hyperforin, another constituent, contributes to emotional stability by slowing the uptake of the “feel good” neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline, allowing them to circulate longer in the body. St John’s Wort has anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it helpful in treating bacterial and viral infections.
Lemon Balm (from the mint/lamiaceae family) is a relaxing and uplifting nervine that helps with anxiety & depression. Helps restore overall nervous system function. Very useful when stress & anxiety affects digestion.
Pairs well together as an anti-anxiety and antidepressant blend of tincture and tea for a soothing stress relief focus.
Ingredients: Organic dried St John’s Wort aerial parts & 76% grain vodka.
1.5 oz of organic dried lemon balm.
Directions: Shake well before use. Keep in a cool dark area. Keep out of reach of children. Consult use with a naturopath. Avoid use during pregnancy.
0.25 mL dose 1-3 x/day. Use 1 tsp of lemon balm/cup of tea.
Size: 15mL & 1.5 oz bag.