- St John's Wort contains the naphthodianthrones hypericin and pseudohypericin (hypericin), flavonoids, phenolics and other compounds. This product is standardised to contain 1.05 mg of hypericin and 18 mg flavonoid glycosides per tablet to ensure optimal strength and quality.
- High potency tablet containing standardised St John's Wort extract. St John's Wort is recognised world wide as the most reliable herb to relieve nervous tension, stress, mild anxiety and sleeplesness.
- Helps relieve nervous tension and stress.
- Useful to help improve mood swings and irritability.
- May help relieve nerve pain, mild neuralgia and sciatica.
- Relief of sleeplessness.
- Help relieve mild anxiety.
- Adults: 1 tablet 2-3 times daily.
- Contraindications and Cautions
- May cause hyperaesthesia in some sensitive individuals especially when combined with a high exposure to sunlight. St John's Wort is not advisable in cases of known photosensitivity. Patients taking high doses should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and UV radiation. St John's Wort affects the way some prescription medicines work. Concurrent administration of high doses of St John's Wort is contraindicated with the following drugs: warfarin, digoxin, immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporin, indinavir (HIV protease inhibitor), nevirapine (HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitor), phenprocoumon, nifedipine, methadone, finasteride, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs such as irinotecan and calcium channel antagonists such as verapamil. Caution is advised in patients taking anticonvulsants, combined oral contraceptives, theophylline, SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), antihistamines, benzodiazepines, oxycodone, omeprazole, hypoglycaemic drugs, methylphenidate, ivabradine, talinolol and voriconazole. Caution is advised in patients taking statin drugs, monitor blood cholesterol regularly. It is possible for St John's Wort to interact with amitriptyline by reducing the level of the drug and it is advisable to monitor patients also taking this medication. Caution is advised in patients with known clopidogrel resistance. Consume at least 2 hours away from ingestion of mineral supplements. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.
- Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) extract
- equivalent to dry herb flowering top
- standardised to contain hypericin 1.05 mg
- standardised to contain flavonoid glycosides 18 mg 1.8 g
Customer questions / expert answers
It depends what is generating the nerve pain. We use different supplements for varying symptomatology ie peripheral neuropathy or neurodegeneration. I'll assume you are talking about pinched nerve pain which is muscular and obstructive. In this case St Johns wort is useful in sciatica and mild neuralgia.
Regards - Keri Hogarth - Hygiology Naturopath