When you are depressed for no reason, St. John's Wort, a natural nutrient for the mind
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St. John's Wort Benefits
1. Improvement of symptoms of depression 2. Improvement of symptoms of seasonal affective disorder 3. Improvement of premenstrual syndrome
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Many of you must have experienced the feeling of being depressed and helpless for no reason . By any chance, didn't you just say, 'I'm not feeling well' or 'Have you been under a lot of stress lately' ? Then, pay attention to the natural heart nutrient St. John's Wort introduced today .
St. John's wort, also called Hypericum perforatum or goat grass by its scientific name, is known to play a role in increasing the concentration in the body by preventing the reuptake of neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline and inhibiting metabolism . It contributes to improving anxiety , lethargy, and depression, and is used pharmacologically in Europe and the United States.
1. Improvement of Depression Symptoms
St. John's wort has been known to have been used for mental health by the Roman army since the early 1st century AD . It is believed to have magical properties that repel inner demons, and in the Middle Ages, it was also called a 'magic potion' of the soul.
As it has been used with such a long tradition, numerous studies and clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate its usefulness as an antidepressant . In 2008, the results of a meta-research that comprehensively reviewed existing papers on St. John's wort extract were published. In this study, the results of reviewing the major clinical studies of St. John's wort extract are reported as follows.
" St. John's wort extract tested in clinical trials is a) superior to placebo in patients with major depression; b) similarly effective as standard antidepressants; C) fewer side effects than standard antidepressants "
Reference paper: Linde, K., Berner, MM, & Kriston, L. (2008). St John's wort for major depression. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2008(4)
2. Improvement of symptoms of seasonal affective disorder
Have you ever experienced a feeling of being depressed regularly in the fall or winter and getting better in the spring and summer ? These symptoms are called 'Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)' and are sometimes classified into subgroups of depression based on the severity of the symptoms .
In a paper published in the Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology , a clinical study was conducted on the improvement of seasonal affective disorder of St. John's wort extract, and the results were reported as follows.
" Our data suggest that pharmacological treatment with St. John's wort extract may be an effective management modality for seasonal affective disorder symptoms. "
Reference papers: Martinez, B., Kasper, S., Ruhrmann, S., & Möller, HJ (1994). Hypericum in the treatment of seasonal affective disorders. Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 7 Suppl 1, S29–S33.
3. Improvement of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a physical and emotional discomfort that begins before the onset of menstruation and is characterized by irritability, anxiety, severe mood changes, and depression . It is known to occur in about 20-50% of women of childbearing age , and it can be said that it is one of the inconveniences that has become a daily routine for many women .
Following several research reports on the improvement of depression of St. John's wort extract , in 2010, a clinical study on the improvement of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) of St. John's wort extract was reported .
" St. John's wort extract is more effective than placebo in the improvement of major physical and behavioral symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) . "
References: Canning, S., Waterman, M., Orsi, N., Ayres, J., Simpson, N., & Dye, L. (2010). The efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome. CNS drugs, 24(3), 207-225.
Above, we briefly looked into the main functions of St. John's Wort, which has been verified by academia . Please remember that just as you eat nutrients to keep your body healthy, you need to eat the right nutrients to keep your mind healthy .
I hope you have a healthy day in body and mind. More than that, it was Jinny.