As an empath, you probably love plants and animals. You might even be a nature empath—with an intrinsic attraction toward plants and animals.
But it doesn’t matter if you’re a nature empath, an intuitive empath, or any of the other five known types of empath (check out this article to find out what kind of empath you are); we all experience many of the same sorts of conditions to which an herbal companion can be used to support. And St. John’s Wort is a great herbal friend to know.
The Magic of St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is an herb with a sunny disposition and is associated with the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus is one of our primary energy channels. When balanced, the solar plexus chakra emanates strength, self-esteem and confidence. But when out of balance, this chakra conjures up copious amounts of depression, low vibes, complacency, and digestive problems. And these are common manifestations shared by the HSP and empath community.
St. John’s wort is probably best known for its command over depression symptoms, and it has been used for that purpose for thousands of years. It’s been shown in over 27 clinical trials to work similarly to prescription anti-depressants.
From Ancient Healers to Modern-day…
It’s been known for centuries that St. John’s Wort can help regulate hormones, enhance mood, and help fight off inflammation found at the root of most diseases. Plus, it can help subdue compulsive behavior like obsessiveness and is used as a menopausal aid in women.
St. John’s wort is easy to find and can be made into a tea, taken as a tincture, or in supplement form safely for up to twelve weeks at a time. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can reap this vivacious herb’s many rewards, you should definitely give it a try.
But please do be careful with this plant, as it has several serious contraindications and interactions with medications. Consult your medical provider before taking St. John’s wort if you’re pregnant, nursing, on prescription medications, or under care for any reason.
It’s better to be safe than sorry!
**This article is for educational purposes and should not be substituted for medical advice.