February 2022 Supplements

What is St. John’s Wort?

St. John’s wort is a wild, star-shaped, yellow flower, named after John the Baptist as
it begins to bloom around the 24th of June, the feast day of St. John the Baptist.
This plant contains the active chemical hypericin, and this what gives the herb
most of its efficacy. Hypericin is believed to act as an  antibiotic , antiviral [2]  and
non-specific kinase inhibitor. Hypericin may inhibit the action of the enzyme dopamine β-hydroxylase, leading to increased dopamine levels, although thus possibly decreasing norepinephrine and epinephrine. (1) Other Ingredients such as hyperforin and flavonoids may play a role.

With strong scientific evidence people most commonly use St. John’s wort for mild
to moderate depression.

Research looks at the use of St. John’s wort for:

Mood Disorders
Peri-menopausal Symptoms
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Social phobia
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Nerve Pain
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Post-Operative Pain

St John’s Wort is available in teas, tablets, capsules, and as a topical treatment.
Reclaim daily hormonal support from Aeryon Wellness contains St. John’s wort as
a part of our powerful PMS mood support.


(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypericin
(2) https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/174928#other_uses

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