ST. JOHN'S WORT TINCTURE
Wild Harvested St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum). FLOWER TOPS ONLY.
Other ingredients: Grain Alcohol (45%).
-40 drops for 150lbs body weight, 3 times a day with meals or
-120 drops, 1 time a day and 1 hour before sleep for restful R.E.M sleep.
BODY WEIGHT - VOLUME DOSAGE CALCULATION
(Minimum Daily Dose)
50 lbs - 13 drops, 3 times a day or 39 drops before sleep
100 lbs - 26 drops, 3 times a day or 78 drops before sleep
150 lbs - 40 drops, 3 times a day or 120 drops before sleep
200 lbs - 53 drops, 3 times a day or 159 drops before sleep
250 lbs - 66 drops, 3 times a day or 198 drops before sleep
300 lbs - 79 drops, 3 times a day or 237 drops before sleep
Why is St. John's Wort tincture in an Alcohol Tincture is the most powerful?
There are 3 clinically proven reasons.
1) St. John's Wort tincture has a low solubility and Alcohol is the best at extracting the naturally occurring constituents.
2) Alcohol acts as a preservative, maintaining longer cell integrity and ionization.
3) Alcohol acts as a carrier across mucous membranes, facilitating faster absorption into the bloodstream.
EartHerbs St. John Tinture Quaility
-EartHerbs St. John’s Wort is WILD harvested in Estonia and usinf Flower tops ONLY.
-EartHerbs St. John’s Wort is processed by EU Medically Licensed Company.
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-EartHerbs St John's Wort Tincture is HAND CRAFTED using a slow extracting process over a six week period.
-EartHerbs St. John's Wort Tincture is naturally processed using historical methods for maximum potency.
-Eartherbs DOES NOT USE ANY ELECTRICAL MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENTS during manufacturing for maximum potency.
What if I am too sensitive for alcohol?
The amount of alcohol (approx. 60 drops) consumed is less than the natural fermentation of 1 apple or orange digested in the stomach.
Add daily dosage or before sleep of St. John's Wort tincture into any 8 fl.oz – 16 fl.oz “Sports Bottle” filled with, water, juice, tea, etc. NO SMELL / TASE OF ALCOHOL AT ALL.
BENEFITS: Has been generally used for mild to moderate depression, stress, anxiety and restful R.E.M sleep. St. John’s Wort is the best selling herb in Europe.
John’s Wort’s main ingredient, hypericin, is what appears to help alleviate mild to moderate depression, although not much is known about whether or not it proves helpful in severe depression. Hypericin is the red pigment of the plant and it seems to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO) and the breakdown of the brain’s neurotransmitters and is also a SRI, serotonin reuptake inhibitor. However, according to Jean Carper in Miracle Cures, “recent research finds hypericin less potent an antidepressant than the whole plant extract itself, suggesting the herb’s complex mixture of chemicals, including xanthones and flavonoids, also are critical in the plant’s pharmacological benefits”.
St. John’s Wort is becoming increasingly popular in Europe mostly due to the lack of side effects. Other prescription antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil often produce effects. In a controlled study of St. John’s Wort, only 2.4% of the subjects experienced any side effects, those of which were minor. Some of these minimal effects are stomach discomfort, allergic reactions, and restlessness. Formal studies are now being conducted in the United States but this plant has been used in Europe, particularly Germany, for centuries. In fact, this treatment is so popular in Germany that it is prescribed by more than seven to one over Prozac, which is a very popular antidepressant in the United States.
German doctors generally write near 3 million different prescriptions per year for St. John’s Wort. People also often prefer to take natural supplements as opposed to prescription drugs when possible although in Germany, the doctors prescribe St. John’s Wort.
St. John’s Wort is also significantly cheaper than prescription antidepressants. This is obviously an attractive quality of the drug, especially because antidepressants are generally taken on a long-term basis. All of these qualities-minimal side effects, natural remedy, and cost effectiveness are all selling points for this treatment, which is sold in health food stores rather than pharmacies. You don’t need a prescription to take this, but doctor consultation is highly recommended.
German studies: St. John’s Wort’s beneficiary effects cannot be felt immediately (for mild to moderate depression and anxiety) but usually after a span of 4-8 weeks, patients have usually improved a lot. In fact, studies show that about 60% to 80% of patients ameliorate within this time span.
SHOULD NOT BE USED: During pregnancy, breast feeding, children under six (6) years of age or if allergic reactions occur.
SAFETY: Avoid prolonged sun exposure, sun bathing or tanning bed (UVA/UVB radiation) while using this product. May lead to visual sensitivity to light and to sunburns in situations that would not normally occur.* If you are taking any medication, please seek recommendations from a licensed medical practitioner before starting St. John's Wort. * It is recommended that you should limit foods that contain tyramine.* If dizziness occurs, sit or stand up slowly especially with advanced age. *Avoid alcohol consumption. * Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. * It may make concentration difficult. * Discontinue using St. John’s Wort at least 2 weeks before any scheduled surgery.
Side Effects: Very Rare. Possible Side effects: If symptoms like Photosensitivity, Gastrointestinal Irritation, Dizziness, Nausea, Exhaustion, Headaches, etc., occur then lower the daily dosage. If symptoms continue, stop using this product and consult a doctor.
Drug Interactions: St. John's Wort has numerous medical studies, sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, showing that it can interfere with pharmaceutical drugs by increasing the liver's metabolism. Medical advice should be obtained if taking this herb concurrently with pharmaceuticals.
Examples of pharmaceuticals causing interactions with St John's Wort.
Antiepileptics: Carbamazepine, Phenytoin. Antiretrovirals: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, Protease Inhibitors. Benzodiazepines: Alprazolam, Midazolam. Hormonal Contraception: Combined Oral Contraceptives. Immunosuppressants: Calcineurin Inhibitors, Ciclosporin, Tacrolimus. Others: Digoxin, Methadone, Omeprazole, Phenobarbitone, Theophylline, Warfarin, Levodopa (Reference: Rossi, 2005)
Antidepressants - MAOIs, TCAs, SSRIs, Mirtazapine, Vnlafaxine. Opioids - Tamadol, Pthidine. CNS stimulants - Pentermine, Dethylpropion, Aphetamines, Sbutramine. 5-HT1 agonists – Tiptans. Illicit drugs - Mthylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Lsergic Aid Dethylamide (LSD), Cocaine. Others - 5-HTP, Buspirone, Dextromethorphan, Linezolid, Lithium, Selegiline, Tryptophan (Reference: Rossi, 2005).
-St. John's Wort may also contribute to serotonin syndrome in combination with other drugs which may elevate 5-HT (serotonin) levels in the central nervous system (CNS).
-Gingko Biloba or Iron and St. John’s Wort should be separately administered, one to two hours apart.
Capsules or Tablets VS Liquid
When you really need the nutritional properties of herbs, you have to be able to assimilate them quickly and completely. We are NOT what we eat, but what we DIGEST! A liquid is infinitely easier to digest than a capsule.
The digestive system of children and elderly people is often too weak to assimilate capsules. A liquid can be given to either children or senior citizen with complete confidence and be assured of receiving invaluable help from liquid herbs and vitamins.
Companies that clean out septic tanks will verify that capsules, tablets and pills MUST be hard to digest because, when pumped out of the septic system, they are found to be virtually unchanged.
Nordfors and Hartvig (1997) conducted 25 controlled clinical trials comparing St. John's Wort to both placebo and other standard antidepressants. In their study, they found that given a low-dose treatment of less than 1.2 mg of hypericum extract, 61% of patients improved whereas given a higher dosage of 2.7 mg, an amazing 75% of patients showed improvement. This evidence also identifies hypericum extract as a beneficial medication in the alleviation of depression. I could not find this journal in the Eskind Biomedical library because it is German and the abstract is a little unclear as to whether these results are compared with placebo or standard antidepressants but as I understand it, these were just the overall improvements that the patients who were taking St. John's Wort made.
Schmidt and Sommer (1993) performed a randomized double-blind trial using a placebo as the control group comparing it to St. John's Wort. Those patients taking hypericum responded at a rate of 66.6% whereas only 26.7% of the placebo patients responded. This resource was also only an abstract due to the lack of German journal resources in local facilities.
In Ernst's study (1995), he too found that St. John's Wort is as effective as the standard antidepressants in the treatment of depression. St. John's Wort versus other antidepressants
De Smet (1996) also studied hypericum extract in opposition to standard synthetic antidepressants. In his study, he used "the comparator drug in daily amounts below or at the lower end of the usual dose range". All of these studies lasted less than six weeks and as De Smet noted that it takes at least two to four weeks of taking St. John's Wort for it to produce some noticeable effects. In this study, the beneficial effects of St. John's Wort appear to be equal to those of the prescription medications. These findings also suggest that the herbal medication may be safer than prescription antidepressants and cause patients to comply easier.
Linde, Ramirez etc. (1996) found the hypericum extracts to be as effective as standard antidepressants in helping alleviate depression. In this study, there were some trials that compared single hypericum preparations to standard antidepressants and some trials of combinations compared to the prescription antidepressants. In the single hypericum preparations, 63.9% of patients responded positively while 58.5% responded with the standard medication. In the combination trials, 67.7% responded to the hypericum extracts while only 50% responded to the synthetic drugs. The scores on the Hamilton depression scale were a little better in those patients that had taken the single preparation hypericum than those who took the synthetic drugs, once again proving that St. John's Wort is as effective as, if not more, than standard antidepressants.
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