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St John's Wort Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
St John's Wort
Glycemic Index / Load
St John's Wort
Botanical Name
Hypericum Perforatum, Clusiaceae Family
Hindi Name
Choli Phulya
Chinese Name
Quan Ye Lian Qiao
Homeopathic Name
Hypericum Perforatum   -   Mother Tincture

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St John's Wort Cures

Super Effective

Nerve Disorder
Wounds. Nerve Pain

Action of St John's Wort

Nutrients in St John's Wort

Taste of
St John's Wort

Nature of
St John's Wort


Parts Used

Herb tops, Flowers, Leaves, Stems, Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for St John's Wort

St John's Wort may cause High Blood Pressure if taken in high dosage. Please consult a doctor for dosage.
taking high dose for long time may cause certain side effects as :
Damage the reproductive eggs
Skin Rashes
Dry Mouth
Heart Burn
Stomach Upset
Gastrointestinal Problems
It may hinder the Sperm motility.

It may increase the effect of Antidepressants. So it is recommended, not to take if you have Depression. People with Schizophrenia should also avoid the usage of St. John’s Wort.
It may affect the mental health of a person. This may give rise to Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Large doses of the herb or even a single dose of a homeopathic dilution may cause red or purple rash on the penis shaft and or glans penis.
Might increase sensitivity to the Sun.
People with High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Bleeding Disorders and Cataract should avoid St. John;s Wort. It may make the things worst.
It may act as a Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It may cause Serotonin Excess Syndrome.
It may interfere with metabolism of Digoxin or other medications used in surgery. It may enhance the effects of anesthetic drugs. Stop consumption at least two weeks before a Surgery.
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St John's Wort is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 1 M.
Best used for Wounds, Injury to nerves.
St John's Wort is remedy for those injuries which are
Sensitive to touch
Old Nerve Injuries
Injury to Nerves and the Spine
Limb injuries ( specially of fingers, toes and nails ) associated with Spine injury
It is Trophorestorative for Nervous System.
In TCM :
St John's Wort Leaf : Mu Jing Ye
St John's Wort Oil : Mu Jing You
It can be taken in the form of Infusion and Tincture.
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Materia Medica for St John's Wort

St John's Wort General

St John's Wort is familiar as Choli Phulya in hindi. Hypericin is the major compound found in St John's Wort.
It is widely known for its Antidepressant properties. It used to treat Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
It acts as a Hemostatic and reduces Neural pains on and after Injuries.
It helps in treating Neural and Cerebral injuries.
It resolves the problems of children related to Bedwetting.
It is effective in healing Cuts, Wounds, Bruises, Boils and Insect Bites.
It is useful for the treatment of Premenstrual Disorder and Menopause.
It is beneficial to cure Insomnia or trouble in Sleeping.
It resolves the problem of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
It cures Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause.
It is a good ointment for the Skin. It reduces Skin Irritation and Redness.
It fights with Hepatitis C.
It is used to treat Hypothyroidism.
St John's Wort is efficient for treating HIV.
It manages the problem of Hemorrhoids.
It acts as an Antiinflammatory for Muscle Spasms, Strains and Varicose Veins.
It prevents Stretch Marks during pregnancy, rub the oil onto belly, breast and swollen veins.
It helps to treat after-effects of liquor abuse.
It is utilized to treat Herpes and Mouth Blisters.
Caution: Stop intake at least two weeks before a Surgery. Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Bedwetting, Cuts, Wounds, Bruises, Boils, Insect Bites, Premenstrual Disorder, Menopause, Skin Irritation, Hepatitis C, Hypothyroidism, HIV, Hemorrhoids, Muscle Spasms, Strains, Varicose Veins, Stretch Marks, Herpes, Mouth Blisters.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming American Ginseng is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Single Herb

St. John’s Wort for Anorexia

Drink tea twice a day.
Or : Have capsules.
Else : Have extract twice a day.

St John's Wort for Bed Wetting

Drink St John's Wort tincture twice a day.

St. John's Wort for Caries

Prepare an infusion of the flowers of St. John's Wort. Swish with it.

St John's Wort for Blisters

Prepare an infusion of the dried flowers. Apply it on the affected area 4-5 times a day with a cotton ball.

St John's Wort for Bone Pains

Rub John's Wort oil on the affected area.
OR: Drink tea prepared from the dried herb.

St John's Wort for Fracture

Prepare an infusion of the flowers of St John's Wort. Have one glass two times a day

St John's Wort for Depression

Prepare a decoction of St John's Wort flowers. Consume 15 ml of it thrice a week.

St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) for Tennis Elbow

St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) gives relief in pain and inflammation.
Take St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) Flowers. Boil one flower in a cup of water. Strain. Have it twice a day.

St. John's wort as Immunity Booster

Prepare a decoction of St. John's wort flower. Have a cup once a day

St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) for Facial Neuralgia

Boil a teaspoon of St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) in a cup of water. Strain. Drink it twice a day and use lukewarm St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) oil for massage the affected side.

St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) for Neuralgia

Massage affected area with lukewarm St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) oil for 10 minutes at night daily.
OR :
Boil a teaspoon of dried St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) in a cup of water. Drink it thrice a day.
OR :
Take 5 drops of St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) tincture with lukewarm water daily.

St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) for Schizophrenia

Have a tablespoon of fresh St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) juice daily. It will treat your Schizophrenia and various mental disorders.

St John’s Wort for Aerophobia

Prepare a tea from St John’s Wort dried herbs. Boil one tablespoon of this herb in one cup of water for 25 minutes. Add half teaspoon of Honey in it. Strain it and drink once a day.

St John’s Wort for Agoraphobia

Steep 1 teaspoon of dried St. John’s Wort roots in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Drink 15 ml of it thrice daily.

St John's Wort for Claustrophobia

Prepare a decoction of St John's Wort flowers. Consume 15 ml of it 2 times a day.

St John’s Wort for Claw Hand

Apply a poultice, made of St John’s Wort leaves paste and little lukewarm water over the affected area.

St. John's Wort for Encephalopathy

Add 1 teaspoon of dried St. John's Wort leaves in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 15 minutes. Drink it thrice daily, after meals.

St John's Wort for Hypochondria

Have St John's Wort extract, 300 mg twice a day.

St John’s Wort for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Prepare a tea, made of one teaspoon of powdered St. John’s Wort root and one cup of water. Drink it twice daily.

St John's Wort for Postpartum Depression

Drink a cup of tea by boiling 1 teaspoon of dried St. John's Wort leaves in one cup of water twice daily.

St John's Wort for Psychosis

Grind St. John's Wort herb with little water to extract its juice. Take 1 tablespoon of this juice daily.

St John's Wort for Menopause

Make a tea of St John's Wort flowers or leaves. Have a cup of tea 2 times in a day. It is helpful in treating menopausal symptoms.

St John's Wort for Warts

Antimonium Crudum and Hypericum are best used for Plantar Warts.
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Herbal Treatment For Anxiety 1

Prepare a tea from Mugwort, Valerian, Chamomile, St. Johns Wort and Skullcap. Add 1/4 tsp of each herb. Add honey. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Shingles 1

Grind the following herbs together :-
Oat Straw (seeds)
St. John's wort (Flower)
Skull cap (Root)
Take two teaspoon two times a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Muscular Pain 3

Take dried roots of Black Cohosh, Wild Yam and St John's Wort in equal proportion. Grind them. Prepare a tincture. Take half tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1

Make a decoction of the Viburnum Opulus, St. John's Wort, Wild yam. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Herpes 3

Take 4-5 drops of Tea Tree essential Oil and 2-3 drops of Myrrh Oil.
Mix them with half teaspoon each of St John's Wort and Liquorice Root.
Put all these ingredients in an airtight jar and place away from heat and sunlight.
Shake well and directly apply thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bed Wetting 2

Take One tablespoon of each herb-
St. Johns Wort, Raspberry and Agrimony.
Steep in One cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Drink before retiring.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 3

Take one tablespoon of each Dandelion ( Dudal ) tea and St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) tea. Let them mix for 5 minutes. Sip it an hour before having lunch.
Note : Be attentive to your diet. Add fruits, Green vegetables and soup in your diet.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 8

Mix together in a bowl 4 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil, 3 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil, 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 1 tablespoon of St John’s Wort tincture. Soak the cloth in this Oil mixture. Strain it to drain the excess solution. Place this cloth on the affected Varicose vein area.
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21 Sep 2015
Friends I just read about St Johns Wort and it's effect on the Male reproductive organs, I am worried if it will cause similar side effects to the female reproductive organs too.
29 Sep 2015
Heard it makes the skin sensitive which causes skin rash, not sure about the effect on sexual organs. Reduced sex drive, inability to have an orgasm, erectile dysfunction are common in men and women.
Isna Khurana
05 Oct 2015
Even I have heard of many side effects of this Herbs. It may cause :

It Inhibits sperm motility in men,
may destroy reproductive eggs in women,
Causes dry mouth, dizziness,
It may interact with medicines used during surgery. bipolar disorder patients should avoid it.
This Herb may seriously make infertility worse. Have heard of several cases.

So you have to be really careful while taking this Herb, high dosage should be avoided.
Sanjay Kumar Dehury
22 Dec 2015
I am suffering from psychosomatic disorder.will st.john worth be help me.
Herbpathy Research Team
30 Dec 2015
Dear Sanjay Kumar Pyschosomatic disorder is the one which involves both mind and body.
There are different types of Pyschosomatic disorders, pychiatric or somatoformic or dysmorphic.
Please be specific, so that we can suggest you an appropriate Herb. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
12 Jul 2016
Thank you for this site.
Can it help stop smoking with the help of Avena sativa?
20 Jul 2016
Dear Sigal
Our expert is out of town right now. We will get back to you with the appropriate answer as soon as possible.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
22 Jul 2016
Dear Sigal
Yes, it helps to quit smoking.
Paper and Scissors
12 Dec 2016
Dear Rock, Sigal asked, can i quit smoking with avena sativa?
Avena sativa is also known as 'Oats"
Although there is no link between the two but YOU replied yes, it sure does
The Herbpathy guy is still out of station, either because of your prompt yeses to encourage oats eating or because he is having a few cigarettes himself.
11 Feb 2017
Will this herb cure Multiple Sclerosis, can you please tell me how to take and for how long
16 Feb 2017
Kevin. 1.You may buy the homeopathic tincture of this herb. It is known as Hypericum. Take 5 drops in a glass of water for 20 days , regularly. 2. Buy Agrimony mother tincture from a Homeopathy shop and take 5 drops twice in a day.
3. Take Vitamin D rich food. 4. You may also try Acupuncture and Massage Therapy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Feb 2017
Thank you very much you guys are the best
26 Mar 2018
This herb is listed as Highly Effecptive yet further down it says to avoid this herb for this condition. I believe the former is an error and that this use should be removed from the list. Please advise.
Pankaj Sabharwal ( India )
10 Apr 2020
I need st John's wort ( choli phulya) in Delhi asap. Is there any way I can buy this. If yes, please let me know the price.
14 Apr 2020
Hello Pankaj, try online on Amazon if it is deliverable in today's scenario at your location. Few medicine stores also keep these. You need to check.
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