April 26, 2009

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum, also known as Goat weed) is one of the most popular medicinal herbs, which has been known since the times of ancient Greece and used to treat various problems with cardiovascular and digestive systems, liver and bladder, as well as to relieve certain mental conditions and nerve pain. The herb received its name after St. John the Baptist as it blossoms in the middle of June, around the time for the feast of St. John the Baptist. In herbal medicine, flowered tops of St. John’s Wort are used for preparing tinctures, teas extracts, capsules, dietary supplements or other medicines. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Remedies for Depression

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 18, 2008

Stresses and depression are among the most topical social problems in our modern society, along with the issues of obesity, AIDS or drug dependence. People feel stressed, worried or depressed very frequently and in many different situations. The majority of anxiety and stresses are connected with our activities at workplace, family matters or emotional connections. Depression is a regular psychological effect of stresses. Long lasting chronic stresses can cause permanent anxiety, settled melancholy and depression, which can bring to real clinical mental disorders. Read the rest of this entry »