Improve Sleep Hygiene with St. John's Wort Tea
Hiperico (St. John’s Wort) - Hypericum Perforatum
Used part: Stem, Leaf, Flower
The hiperico (Hypericum perforatum), popularly known as St. John's Wort is a plant used as an antidepressant and / or natural calming and manufacture of homeopathic remedies. In Germany, this plant is up to eight to ten times more prescribed against dysthymia and mild / moderate depression than Prozac.
It is important to point out that there are other plants known as "St. John's Wort", and it is important to identify it by its scientific name (Hypericum perforatum). St. John's wort can be found in the form of dry extract, tincture, capsules and root. The dry extract form is more concentrated, has a more effective effect and a higher price; the form of tincture is made with cereal alcohol; in the capsules, the product is in the form of powder, is less concentrated and the effect is weaker; in the form of a root, is less concentrated and the most common procedure is to let the roots boil for 2 to 3 minutes. The results that can be achieved with the use of the hidroferic tea begin to appear about two weeks after the beginning of the treatment.
The most known and important properties of St. John's wort are: antidepressant; antimicrobial; antiviral; antiulcerogenic; healing and soothing.
St John's wort is considered an anxiolytic, so it acts on melatonin and consequently improves sleep, being indicated for people suffering from insomnia or restless sleep. It alleviates and reduces anxiety, tiredness and stress, as well as improving libido, elevating sexual desire. With so many benefits, the depressed gains quality of life and confidence, treating their illness in the long run and significantly reducing their symptoms.
Also, St. John's wort is indicated to assist in the treatment of ulcers, infections and diseases caused by bacteria and viruses of wide range. It also acts as an accelerator of healing processes, being prescribed for inflammations and wounds.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Has sedative, vermifuge and causes biliary secretion
- After four weeks of treatment, it improves concentration, memory and cognitive functions
- Infuse 1 tablespoon of the herb in a pint of boiling water
- Turn off when it reaches boil
- Stifle for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day
Contraindications are for pregnant women and users of contraceptives, since tea may interfere with the effects of the medication. At the indicated doses, the side effects are minimal and rare.
It is important to note that no plant, when used alone, cures any disease, requiring a series of joint measures, such as improving nutrition, avoiding sedentariness and fighting stress with some personal preference.