St.-John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St John’s Wort is considered to be an anodyne, antibiotic, astringent, bactericide, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, vermicide and vermifuge. Traditionally, the plant was used in treatment of menstrual disorders, as a wound healer, for external ulcers, respiratory and bladder conditions. Nowadays, St John’s Wort is considered as a favorable remedy for different ailments: it helps the secretion of bile juices, it’s recommended as a mild sedative, and acts as a helpful remedy in treatments of stomach cancer, herpes, hemorrhoids, even as a mood-stabilizer and an anti-depressant. It inhibits bacterial and viral growth and helps in cases of bronchial, menstrual and digestive problems. Safety: St John’s Wort could interfere with some of the medication used in cases of HIV and immune suppressants used by patients with transplants. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.