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St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Used for wound healing during the Crusades, this herb has the ability to cleanse tissue and reduce inflammation, and has recently emerged as an effective antidepressant.

AIDS, after-birth pains, cancer, menstrual cramps, depression, viral infections, bacterial infections, sleep disorders and wounds.

Scientific Updates:
In 1942, a compound called hypericin was isolated from St. John's wort and used as a natural antidepressant. It can also relieve pain and cause a mild sedating effect. It has been shown to be a more powerful antidepressant than placebo and many standard antidepressants.

Complementary Agents:
Capsicum, thyme, vitamin B-complex, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, (sublingual), folic acid, calcium/magnesium, wild yam, phenylalanine, tyrosine and taurine.

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