St. John's Wort Tincture
St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum) is one of the best known herbs used for treating depression and anxiety, as well as accompanying symptoms like tiredness, nervousness, insomnia and loss of appetite. It can also reduce symptoms of both PMS and menopause. Do not use St. John's Wort or any products containing it if you are using hormonal contraception; this herb is very strong and may alter the effectiveness of it. Also, do not take St. John's Wort if you are using other strong medication such as antidepressants, antibiotics or sleeping pills; it can cause interaction with commonly used medications because of the way it is broken down by the liver. Tinctures are a food supplement with healing properties, not a medicine. If you have serious issues you need treating, contact your GP. Dosage: 20 - 40 drops are diluted in a bit of water and taken once to three times a day.