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About Hypericum perforatum Mother Tincture
Commonly known as St. John's wort, God's wonder plant, Witches Herb, Devil's Scourge, goatweed or Klamath weed
Hypericum Perforatum also known as Hypericum. Hypericum perforatum MT is a great remedy for injuries to nerves, specially of fingers, toes and nails. Crushed fingers, specially tips. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptoms to its use. It relieves pain after operations. It has an important action on the rectum; haemorrhoids. Spasmodic asthmatic attacks with changes of weather, before storms, better by copious expectoration. It is used for injured nerves from bites of animals. It is also used for constant drowsiness. Its red juice is esteemed as a most popular and most curative application in Europe for excoriations, wounds and bruises. Research studies put this a good antidepressive (67% benefit) and of value in HIV and AIDS cases.
It is helpful in emotional and nervous complaints such as crush injuries, shock, and nervousness. It was found useful in cases of mild to moderate depression. Excessive pain is a guiding symptom. The complaints are worse in foggy and damp weather, especially the asthma, in a closed room and by touch.
- Hypericum perforatum is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Europe, Central China, Western Himalayas, Northern Africa.
- It is a member of the Hypericaceae family.
- The name Hypericum comes from the Greek words hyper meaning above and eikon meaning picture, as in olden days flowers were kept above pictures, images, windows as it was thought that the evil spirits hated this plant and it would send them off.
Hypericum has a history. This European plant in the medieval period was considered to have power to repel evil. Medicinally, it was used to treat emotional and nervous complaints. Homoeopaths normally use it for nerve injuries, intense headache and pain. In late twentieth century research studies found that 67% of patients with mild to moderate depression improved with Hypericum extract. Hypericum & Hypericin are found effective in many viral infections. Scientists started working on it for HIV and AIDS but found that it is a drug for monotherapy for mild to moderate depressions (it has interactions with other antidepressants). It was also established that mode of action of Hypericum is different from that of conventional antidepression drugs which elevate brain serotonin and evoke negative feedback control of serotonergic neurons. In another study favouring the drug for mild to moderate depression it was stated that it has favourable side effect profile and lower rate of drop-outs, another study showed that it has growth inhibition and apoptosis in human malignant cells. In another study on gene expression it was found that chronic antidepressant treatment by drug of various classes have common pathways of changes in gene expression.
The phytochemicals in flowers and leaves are hypericin and hyperforin. They are biologically active and are responsible for its effects and actions. Many studies prove that Hyperforin inhibits the synaptic reuptake of certain neurotransmitters like serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, GABA. This mechanism is mainly responsible for its antidepressant and therapeutic activity. But pure hyperforin is a potent antidementia agent than an antidepressant.
Hypericum plant has been in use since the ages as a herbal treatment for external and internal ailments. The flowers are used to make herbal tea, concoction to relieve the ailments. Because of its antiviral action, it is used to promote wound healing.
Hypericum perforatum uses are principally for wounds, burns, inflammation, skin disorders And also to relieve anxiety, depression, insomnia etc.
Hypericum extracts are also said to have memory-enhancing properties.
Homoeopathic perforatum Therapeutic Use
In homoeopathy, the whole plant is used to make the mother tincture. Potentized medicine can be used to treat several health problems. Hypericum perforatum homeopathic medicine is an excellent injury remedy, and the main areas of action are Cerebrospinal system, Venous system, joints of the body.
It is especially used in cases of mechanical injuries to the spinal cord and the nerves at their peripheral extremities. Its is said to be a nerve healer remedy. It seems to have a specific action upon the spinal nervous system. When the nerves have been lacerated, wounded or torn with excruciating pain. The homeopathic hypericum perforatum benefits, as in the hallmark of it, are soothing the sharp-shooting type of pains. It can help to prevent tetanus or lockjaw disease.
Homoeopathic hypericum perforatum can ease emotional and nervous turmoil. It has been studied and confirmed its mono-therapy uses in mild to moderate depression. It has ameliorating effects in hyperhydrosis and intense headaches. The actions are favourable with a minimal rate of dropout cases.
Apart from this, it can be used for the bad effect of fright, depression following wounds, shock after an operation, melancholic state. It can also be used in cases of haemorrhoid, neuritis, tingling and burning. Next to the nerves, it affects the joints where all the articulations feel bruised. Excessive painfulness is the guiding symptom for its use. Hence, it can also take the place of Morphine after surgical operations.
What are the side effects of Hypericum Perforatum?
No known side effects reported.
What precautions to take before using Hypericum Perforatum?
They should not be used with other anti depressant drugs.
Is Hypericum Perforatum suitable for children?
How long should I take Hypericum Perforatum?
Until the symptoms improve or as per the Physicians prescription.
Is it safe to use Hypericum Perforatum during pregnancy?
Hypericum Perforatum as per Materia Medica
The great remedy for injuries to nerves, especially of fingers, toes and nails. Crushed fingers, especially tips. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom to its use. Prevents lockjaw. Punctured wounds. Relieves pain after operations. Quite supersedes the use of Morphia after operations (Helmuth). Spasms after every injury. Has an important action on the rectum; hæmorrhoids. Coccydynia. Spasmodic asthmatic attacks with changes of weather or before storms, better by copious expectoration. Injured nerves from bites of animals. Tetanus. Neuritis, tingling, burning and numbness. Constant drowsiness.
Mind -Feels as if lifted high in air, or anxiety lest he fall from heights. Mistakes in writing. Effects of shock. Melancholy.
Head-Heavy; feels as if touched by an icy cold hand. Throbbing in vertex; worse in close room. Brain seems compressed. Right side of face aches. Brain-fag and neurasthenia. Facial neuralgia and toothache of a pulling, tearing character, with sadness. Head feels longer-elongated to a point. In fractured skull, bone splinters. Brain feels alive. Pains in eyes and ears. Falling out of hair.
Stomach-Craving for wine. Thirst; Nausea. Tongue coated white at base, tip clean. Feeling of lump in stomach (Abies nig; Bry).
Rectum-Urging, dry, dull, pressing pain. Hæmorrhoids, with pain, bleeding, and tenderness.
Back-Pain in nape of neck. Pressure over sacrum. Spinal concussion. Coccyx injury from fall, with pain radiating up spine and down limbs. Jerking and twitching of muscles.
Extremities-Darting pain in shoulders. Pressure along ulnar side of arm. Cramp in calves. Pain in toes and fingers, especially in tips. Crawling in hand and feet. Lancinating pain in upper and lower limbs. Neuritis, with tingling, burning pain, numbness and flossy skin. Joints feel bruised. Hysterical joints. Tetanus (Physost; Kali brom). Traumatic neuralgia and neuritis.
Hypericum Perforatum Homeopathy Mother Tincture is available in SBL, Schwabe, Others (Homeomart, Hahnemann, Similia, Medisynth). When you choose 'Others' one of the 3 brands medicine will be sent subject to availability of these brands. All sealed units.