A sweet, slightly bitter smelling plant with small yellow flowers, St John’s Wort has some impressive health benefits. It has been known to treat depression and improve mood swings. It is also very effective in reducing the severity of pre-menstrual symptoms and regulating hormonal activity. St John’s Wart has also been found to help sleeplessness, irritability and fatigue as well as overall mental health and cognition.
New research recently suggests that St John’s Wort can be very helpful in easing cravings and other withdrawal symptoms after quitting addictive substances, such as cigarettes or sugar. It also has a soothing nature with a rich concentration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it extremely useful for easing arthritis aches, gout and other joint discomfort.