St. John’s wort : Properties and benefits

St. John’s wort  is a herb with excellent health properties. In particular, it has antioxidant properties since it is very rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. It therefore has a powerful function in contrasting the activity of free radicals and the cellular oxidation processes caused by them. It is therefore very useful for combating states of premature aging or cellular degeneration. It also has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties and is therefore very useful for the well-being of the intestinal flora and for the correct functionality of the intestine (and, consequently, of our immune system). It has anti-inflammatory properties in particular for our skin and is useful in all those cases in which inflammation and skin redness are found (including resulting from burns). According to many studies, this herb has tonic and antidepressant properties. For all these reasons it would be advisable to consume St. John’s wort as much as possible. It can also be taken in herbal tea combined with other herbs that enhance its beneficial effects.