St. John’s Wort Benefits
So, which benefits does St. John’s Wort bring?
Let’s find out.
1. St. John’s Worth Reduces Mild to Moderate Depression
Hyperforin is the major anti-depressive constituent of St. John’s wort. Some clinical trials show that the level of the antidepressant effect of St. John’s wort is entirely dependent on the concentration of hyperforin. 
When compared in scientific studies with the effects of antidepressants, the use of St. John’s wort extract was as effective. In fact, both antidepressant medication and the extract were more effective than a placebo.
Plus, St. John’s wort doesn’t produce the same side effects as pharmaceutical antidepressants. And there won’t be any severe withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.
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2. St. John’s Worth Decreases Oxidative Stress
Some research also indicates that St. John’s wort can also reduce oxidative stress, preventing neurotoxicity and inflammation.
In this regard, it may have the possibility of becoming an effective treatment for oxidative stress-related conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. 
3. St. John’s Worth And Wound Healing
An oil made from St. John’s wort has also been used topically for healing wounds. The same may also be used for other skin conditions such as eczema and hemorrhoids.
This potency for wound healing comes from St. John’s wort antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. An application inhibits pro-inflammatory agents like cyclooxygenase-2, interleukin-6, and inducible nitric-oxide synthase. This causes the inflammation to subside and you can use St. John’s wort to reduce the severity of cuts and abrasions. 
4. St. John’s Worth And Menopausal Relief
There is some evidence to suggest that using St. John’s wort paired with a specific form of black cohosh extract may help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. The results seem to be less compelling when St, John’ wort is used alone. 
Results from different studies also show improvement in both psychological and psychosomatic symptoms with menopausal complaints diminishing significantly. Plus, sexual well-being was also observed after treatment.
5. St. John’s Worth And Premenstrual Syndrome
Closely related to its ability to improve mood, St. John’s wort has also been used to relieve PMS symptoms such as chronic fatigue, irritability, and hormonal imbalances.
When used in studies to observe its effects, St. John’s wort showed to improve the physical and behavioral symptoms of PMS. But more research is needed to determine its efficacy for improving pain and mood symptoms associated with PMS.
Other uses of St. John’s wort include using it for treating the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), OCD, and smoking cessation. However, not enough research has been done in these areas to warrant any surety and evidence remains inconclusive.
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