St John’s Wort – the Natural Antidepressant

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Hypericum perforatum, commonly known at St. John’s wort (wort is an old word for medicinal plant), is an incredibly effective treatment for depression. It has been proven to be equally as effective as selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRIs), Continue reading “St John’s Wort – the Natural Antidepressant”

Passionflower – the Natural Anxiolytic

PassiflorPassion-Flowera incarnata; commonly known as Passionflower

Legend has it that this exquisite herb got its name because its magnificent corona resembles Christ’s crown of thorns. Passionflower has ‘anxiolytic’ and ‘spasmolytic’ actions, and is one of the primary herbs used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Continue reading “Passionflower – the Natural Anxiolytic”