St. John's wort dotted-Hypericum perforatum

01/12/2020

St. John's wort is a medicinal plant that has been used in medicine and home medicine for centuries. However, due to its side effects on livestock, it is considered an invasive plant species in many countries. Nevertheless, due to its excellent medical effects, it is grown to this day. The most important active ingredients of St. John's wort are hypericin and hyperforin. Thanks to these two substances, St. John's wort became the center of attention of many scientists and more than 50 controlled clinical studies were performed on St. John's wort...

St. John's wort has proved most effective in the treatment of depression and mild anxiety. St. John's wort ointment with a hyperforin content of 1.5% has been shown to be effective in the treatment of atopic eczema or in combination with Grapevine can also treat cold sores. According to scientists, St. John's wort may also have sedative effects and may also have a beneficial effect on brain function and have antischisophrenic effects, and it may also help to treat nicotine and alcohol dependence. This plant is still the subject of research by scientists and its effects seem to go much further than previously thought...

Research into the pharmacological action of St. John's wort has shown that it abrogates the effect of some drugs. The mechanism of this effect is the activation of enzymes that are degraded by drugs in the body, namely cytochrome P450 3A4 and P-glycoprotein. The result is a decrease in the level of the drugs in the blood and a related weakening of their therapeutic effect. Drugs affected in this way include, but are not limited to, contraceptives, blood thinners (warfarin), the immunosuppressants cyclosporine, antidepressants, chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of cancer, irinotecan, the cardiotonics digoxin, the antiasthmatic theophylline, and the anti-AIDS drug idinavir...

Please be careful when those who have been vaccinated against Covid 19 when taking that herb. It works against the effects of blood thinners such as Warfarin. Your doctor may prescribe some medicines to dilute your blood to prevent any thrombosis in your blood that may clog your blood vessels, causing you to have a heart attack or stroke. You have to be careful with St. John's wort is really powerful and the medicines from your GP do not have to take full advantage of what your doctor definitely counts on and needs to determine the exact dose for you in this regard...

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