St johns Wort can be used to treat depression and anxiety. It is a very good treatment but if you are on prescription medication you have to be careful. Under no circumstances should you take St Johns wort with Valium based medication or sleeping pills. The tea is different from the capsules. The tea can be drunk before going to bed to relax and aid sleep but even the tea should not be used with sleeping tablets. The capsule cannot be used to make tea.
St Johns Wort can also be used to calm a pet if going on a long car journey, or a hyper active pet. Do not use on puppies and kittens as it can cause problems with breathing etc. Final word - respect herbal treatments they can be just as powerful as prescription medication. A safe dosage for St Johns Wort would be 500 mg per day. It is not safe to operate machinery or drive a car when taking St Johns Wort so you need to avoid that if you are considering using this herb.
St Johns Wort is used by many people throughout the world but often incorrectly.
St Johns Wort can also slow down respiration and heart rate and contra indicates with any heart medication which helps to control and aid the "electrical system" of the heart. If you have a pacemaker you should not use this herb.
This herb has been studied and is well known to many scientists.
Hormone levels - it can cause hormonal ups and downs so ladies on the contraceptive pill should not drink the tea nor take the capsule. It will render the contraceptive pill useless and there is a high risk of unwanted pregnancy.