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All About St. John's Wort

Named after the yellow-flowered plant that blooms around the time of the St. John the Baptist feast, St. John's Wort has a variety of uses dating back to ancient Greece. Orally, St. John's Wort has been used to lung problems, insomnia, and mood disorders, to name few. Topically, St. John's Wort has been used to treat a plethora of skin conditions, such as wound healing and bruises. It also has been used to ease aches and pains.

Due to its prolific and historic usage, extensive research has been done around its uses, efficacy, and safety. It has been discovered that St. John's Wort can cause photosensitivity and can weaken the effects of MANY medications, including birth control pills, heart medications, and blood thinners. Additionally, it can cause serotonin syndrome, especially when taken with certain antidepressant medications. These interactions can be serious, even life-threatening.

With what we know about its benefits and potentially dangerous adverse reactions, we use St. John's Wort in ways and quantities that don't interfere with common medications and are safe for use by the general public.

  1. Macerated Oil: We macerate the plant in specific oils and then add the oils to products that can be applied topically. The oil then takes on the healing properties of the plant.

  2. Extremely diluted quantities in inhalers.

Some of the products we have that contain St. John's Wort include:


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