The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 75

Medicinal use This herb is widely used as a medicinal remedy and has many benefits: it combats depression and addiction, it is also has antiviral and anti- inflammatory effects and also has benefits for cancer treatment. St. Jonh’s wort tea This tea is also good for painful menstruation, offering a sedative effect that relieves pain and discomfort from cramps. St. John’s wort has a long list of possible drug interactions, because of its ability to metabolize some of these medications rapidly, they may pass through the system quickly causing ineffectiveness or hyperstimulation.    Put the kettle on with water for your tea and bring it to a boil. Place 2 teaspoons per cup of tea inside your teapot and pour the boiling water over the herbs. Let your tea steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. And then strain.