Mild anti-depressant, anxiety, nervous fatigue, negativity, sleeping difficulties. Mild sedative / non-addictive tranquilizer.
1 teaspoon of dried herb infused into a cup of hot water. Strain and drink. Sweet with honey to taste if required. Repeat 3 times a day as required.
Don’t take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients. If allergic reaction occurs discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children. Depression is a serious condition, not suitable for self-treatment. Do not stop taking prescribed anti-depressants, unless advised to do so by a doctor. Consult a doctor before using St Johns wort for treating the symptoms of depression. Check with your doctor before using if you are on prescription medication. St John’s wort is known to interact with a large number of medications (anticonvulsants, ciclosporin, digoxin, HIV medication, MAOIs, SSRIs, antifungals, theophylline, anticoagulants, oral contraceptives and the triptans). St Johns Wort can cause photosensitivity. Do not use for a prolonged period (no longer than 2-3 weeks at a time). People suffering from epilepsy or schizophrenia, or those taking phenothiazine treatments should not take borage. Excessive doses of passionflower may cause sedation and may make monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) therapy and any medication used as a sedative more potent. Oatstraw is high in gluten, so should be avoided by people suffering from coeliac disease. Not advisable to use if taking medications that control blood pressure or with any form of hormonal therapy. Don’t take with the medication levodopa (L-dopa). Do not exceed the recommended dose as high doses have been reported to cause central nervous system paralysis.
St Johns Wort, Borage, Passionflower (herb cut), Oatstraw, Lemon Balm and Vervain