Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum.
Part Used: Fresh flower.
About St. John's Wort Tincture: St. John's Wort flowers are a bright and true yellow that catch the eye from across the garden, roadside, or meadow. They embody the warmth and intensity of the sun in early summer, and are beloved for their ability to bring these gifts of uplifting and cheer into the darkest days of the year. This herb supports the physical and energetic aspects of the human nervous system, helping to bring ease and restoration. Consider St John's Wort for balancing occasional mood swings associated with PMS and menopause.
When the flowers and buds of this plant are squeezed, they release a red pigment. St. John's Wort is an amazing herb for supporting healthy and flowing liver function, an organ that filters and cleanses the blood. This humble weed also supports the immune system.
Taste / Energetics: bitter, sweet, cool, dry, aromatic.
Actions: antioxidant, aromatic, digestive, restorative, and vulnerary.
When to reach for it: When focusing on liver health and more ease of movement in the musculoskeletal system. To support nervous system health after injury or stress. During transitional times, life-stages, and rites of passage. To "let the light in" during the colder, winter months or during life experiences that need illumination. When you are calling on the bright magnificence of the sun.
Ingredients: St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) flowering tops**, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^, Spring Water.
Servings: 30 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 20 drops (1ml).
Suggested Use: Add 20 drops (1ml) to 1 ounce of water 3 times/day or as suggested by your healthcare provider.
Safety Considerations: Avoid excessive sun exposure with regular use of St. John's Wort. Avoid use of this tincture if taking SSRI's or other medications due to known drug-herb interactions. If pregnant, discuss with your healthcare provider. Use with children under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner. Contraindicated if taking SSRI's unless otherwise directed by your physician. Do not use this product while taking any prescription drugs without the advice of your prescribing physician.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.