St Johns wort leaf & flower | Hypericum perforatum | Wildcrafted


St Johns wort is one of the most researched herbs. It is a well known and safe anti-depressant working on the serotonin pathway as well as the MAO and GABA pathways in the brain. It is an excellent tonic for the nervous system when stress leaves you on a downward spiral and you feel that you can’t make your way out easily. It appears to work on many different levels including on multiple brain chemicals. The outward effect takes place after using St Johns wort for 3-6 weeks and generally the fog lifts. St Johns wort also has an anxiolytic action as well as a beneficial effect on nerve pains including sensitive toothache and sciatica.

Caution must be adhered to as it is also a powerful inducer of P450 an enzyme responsibe for breaking down many medications. This means more or less of a drug may be metabolised when taken alongisde St Johns wort so please consult carefully with a health professional, doctor or pharmacist before self-prescribing. It is not to be used with any modern antidepressants.

Clinical trials have shown St Johns wort to be as effective as antidepressant medication for mild to moderate depression and with fewer side effects. It is a great solution for those wanting to try it before or when weaning off pharmaceutical antidepressants. Please use our clinic service when treating clinically diagnosed depression.

St Johns wort can be taken as a tea, in capsules or as a tincture. St Johns wort features in our ‘Point Break’ tonic alongside other herbs & also our ‘Kava & St Johns wort’ tonic. As a tea it can be used alongside Dr Feelgood tea for anxiety.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about the use of herbal remedies.

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Additional information


Dried St Johns wort leaf and flower


Naphthodianthrones – hypericin, pseudohypericin, Phloroglucinols – hyperforin, adhyperforin, hyperfoliatin, Flavonoids – hyperoside, rutin, isoquercitrin, quercitrin, avicularin, quercetin, biapigenin, amentoflavone, miquelianin, Volatile oil, Tannins, Procyanidins


Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Antiviral, Vulnerary, Analgesic – nerve pain


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. St Johns wort interacts with many medication types including (but not restricted to) anti-depressant medications. St Johns wort should not be used with other medications unless potential interactions are checked by a qualified health professional, your doctor or pharmacist.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day. When taking capsules please follow directions on the label.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 60 capsules

Country of origin

This tea is harvested in New Zealand from fields of wild growing St Johns wort in central Otago.