Alfred Vogel loved this age-old herbal remedy, which thrived in his native Switzerland. In line with his principles of ensuring a thriving, sustainable source, our gardeners’ painstaking research and organic cultivation identified a species of Hypericum high in active agents and resistant to disease, such as St John’s Wort wilt, and so helped create the glorious fresh flower heads used in these tincture and tablets.
This herb is a traditional remedy for mild to moderate depression. It is commonly found in temperate countries and has been the subject of a large body of research.
There is little doubt that Hypericum works by influencing the neurotransmitters in the brain. The substances responsible for this action are thought to be hypericin and hyperforin. However, it is widely accepted that the action of the herb cannot be assigned to a specific constituent but is rather the balanced effect of all the substances within the plant.
Hypericum has also been found to contain flavonoids which possess analgesic action in those suffering with nerve pain eg. neuralgia, shingles and sciatica.
Please check with your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed medicines as Hypericum (St John’s Wort) may affect the way they work.
• Mild to moderate depression,
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD),
Nerve pain eg. neuralgia, sciatica,
Viral infections eg. shingles, cold sores.