St. John's wort has long been known and used both in traditional medicine and in folk medicine. In everyday life, St. John's wort is even called a herb for 99 diseases, which already speaks of its value as a medicinal raw material.
The herb St. John's wort belongs to perennial plants, blooms with bright yellow flowers with a pleasant aroma. Therefore, another name for St. John's wort is St. John's wort.
St. John's wort eaten by cattle can cause poisoning, hence the interpretation of its, let's say, unfriendly name.
You can meet St. John's wort in nature in the fields, in forests, along roads, in wastelands and meadows. For medicinal purposes, they collect flowers, leaves, stems, fruits - the entire upper part of the plant.
As mentioned above, St. John's wort has a lot of useful properties, but contraindications to the grass St. John's wort exist on a par with the benefits it brings.
1. St. John's wort is not recommended for long-term use, as it promotes the appearance of bitterness in the mouth and adversely affects the liver.
2. In men, while taking St. John's wort, a decrease in potency may develop.
3. In its pure form, St. John's wort should not be used for hypertensive patients, as it increases blood pressure.
4. Do not use infusions, decoctions and in any other form St. John's wort during pregnancy and lactation.
5. If your skin is sensitive to the action of sunlight, then taking St. John's wort and going out into the sun is contraindicated.
6. Increased doses of St. John's wort cause exacerbation of the disease in people suffering from gastritis, can provoke spasms and pain in the intestines.
Contraindications to the herb St. John's wort include its incompatibility with some drugs, therefore, before taking it, you should consult your doctor.