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St. John’s Wort Tea


St. John’s Wort can be used as tea. In order to get St. John’s Wort tea benefits, you need to drink 1-3 cups a day for about six weeks, then give your body a break for two weeks, then start again. Brown sugar or honey can make it tasty.

A typical dosage would be 1-2 teaspoons of dried St John’s wort herb, added to 1 cup of hot water, infused for 10-15 minutes and taken 3 times a day.

Fresh material

When the recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used, a 1/4 cup fresh material is used, following the method above.

Dried material

When the recipe refers to using dried material, use 2 teaspoons of material when making it.

Medicinal Tea Blends with St. John’s Wort

Relieve Depression or Improve Sleep

  • 1 1/2 ounce St. John’s wort
  • 1 ounce lemon-balm leaves
  • 1 ounce valerian

Place 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture in a cup of boiling water. Take a cup of this tea before going to bed at night for several weeks. Steep the tea for 10 minutes, strain before drinking.

Relieve Cough

  • 1 1/2 ounce ofSt. John’swort
  • 2/3 ounce thyme
  • 2/3 ounce linden flowers

Place 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture in a cup of boiling water. Steep for t to 10 minutes, strain before drinking.

Relieve Migraines

  • 1 2/3 ounceSt. John’swort
  • 1 ounce valerian
  • 1 ounce linden flowers
  • 1/4 ounce juniper berries

Place 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of boiling water, Steep for 10 minutes, and strain. This tea helps improves circulation.

The following are the benefits of St. John’s Wort tea

St. John’s Wort Tea may help in fighting cases of major and mild depression.

St. John’s Wort Tea may help relieve pain, especially those coming from spinal injuries and puncture wounds.

St. John’s Wort Tea may also help in clearing bruises, sores and other skin problems.

St. John’s Wort Tea may help in treatment of anemia.

St. John’s Wort Tea may help in fighting headaches.

St. John’s Wort Tea may help in treatment of jaundice.

St. John’s Wort Tea may help in clearing chest congestion.

Please talk with your healthcare provider irst before you take any herbal supplements.

More information about St. John’s Wort

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