While St. John’s Wort may sound like something Harry Potter would have used in his potions class, it’s actually a flowering plant that has incredible health benefits. St. John’s Wort has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, and it’s an ingredient that’s used in many medical and beauty products today. If you’ve never heard of St. John’s Wort, you may want to consider adding it to your personal care routine. Here’s everything you need to know about this hero ingredient.
St. John’s Wort is a perennial plant that is native to parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Over time, it was introduced to the Americas, Australia, and South Africa, and now is widely accessible. This plant has yellow-green leaves and will bear yellow flowers with black dots. It has been used extensively in traditional herbalism.
Traditionally, St. John’s Wort has been used as a treatment for wounds. This use has been around for centuries and is what the plant is most commonly known for. Another interesting use for St. John’s Wort is to treat depression. There is some evidence that it could work as well as some prescription drugs designed to treat depression and is an excellent natural alternative to harsh drugs that have strong side effects. However, there is still more research to be done to confirm the efficacy of this. It can be used both topically and internally as a dietary supplement, and many people swear by it for maintaining clear skin and managing pain.
Since St. John’s Wort has traditionally been used to cure wounds, it’s no surprise that it is often used to treat a variety of different types of skin irritation. It is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and applying it to the skin using an oil can help any irritation heal faster without leaving a scar. St. John’s Wort can also help your body maintain a healthy hormonal balance and can help you feel better and improve the quality of your skin as well. Some women like to take it when they are pregnant or menopausal for this reason.
Additionally, taking St. John’s Wort internally improves mood and can help with a variety of mental health conditions. These include not only depression and anxiety but also obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can even help with Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurological condition and help you reduce hangovers after a long night of drinking. However, you should always check with your doctor before taking St. John’s Wort as a natural supplement to make sure it is safe. This ingredient can interact with some prescription drugs and is discouraged for patients with bipolar disorder.
If you’ve never tried St. John’s Wort, there are many different ways you can take it. If you are using it for skincare purposes, you can get it as an oil, which is very easy to use. You can also use tinctures for wound healing. If you are using this ingredient for other health purposes, it is available in a convenient capsule supplement.
St. John’s Wort is found in the LaFlore® Probiotic Serum Concentrate and is sourced from LaFlore®’s own organic growers and harvest-day shipped to preserve phytoactivity. It is a restorative herbal extract that helps soothes all skin types.