The long-term use of benzodiazepines leads to increasing problems of physical and mental health. Benzodiazepines are sedative and hypnotic properties.
A 2009 study found that long-term use of benzodiazepines was significantly associated with an increased risk of dementia, leading researchers to recommend long-term “use the BZD should be avoided in the elderly, who may be at greater risk of developing dementia, and other health problems. “Among a group of adults over sixty-five years of age, who used benzodiazepines were fifty percent more likely to develop dementia over a period of fifteen years. Over time, these drugs can accumulate in your body, increasing the risk of an accidental overdose.
Using St. John’s wort instead. A recent study by the Hospital of the University of St. James in Leeds, England, found that St. John’s wort was the only herbal supplement effective in treating anxiety and depression, in contrast to the claw, the ginseng, gingko biloba, liquid tonic cat and royal jelly.
St. St. John’s wort has been in use for thousands of years, known for its ability to calm anxiety. In Germany, doctors prescribe grape juice concentrate instead of conventional drugs anxiety San Juan.
St. St. John’s Wort has gained recognition among a large number of people. The name of the plant contributed to the fact that it is the high season flowering is around June 24, which is the day the birthday of John the Baptist is celebrated. Many of the healing properties attributed to this plant. St. John’s wort regulates metabolism and also has a diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect. It has an astringent and cleansing effect. St. John’s wort also stimulates contractions of the heart and contributes to the restoration of nerve tissue. A day of new and unique medicinal properties are being discovered today.
If you break leaf St. John’s wort and rub it on your fingers, it becomes a reddish color. The color is attributed to a substance, which is contained in the black spots of the plant, called hypericin which serves as a distinctive feature of St. John’s wort. Hypericin is used in the treatment of depression and nervous system diseases, moreover, has no side effects. The St. John’s wort is also used as an excellent anti-inflammatory, hemostatic and tonic remedy.
St. John’s wort is composed of:
- essential oils – aromatic volatile substances with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and some other properties;
- several vitamins, ascorbic acid and rutin (strengthens blood vessels), carotene from which vitamin A in the body. Protects against damage and aging skin, hair and nails. Vitamin PP or nicotinic acid, which is involved in protein and carbohydrate exchange
- Tanning Products (tannins) – aromatic compounds anazotic with a distinctive flavor, with an action astringent and antimicrobial;
- saponins – biologically active substances
- resinous substances – or semi-solid organic compounds liquid with a characteristic odor, according to their chemical composition are similar to essential oils;
- phytoncides -. volatile substances with antimicrobial
The use of St. John’s wort in folk medicine
- In folk medicine herb St. is used Juan for gastritis (stomach inflammation), stomach and duodenal ulcers, colitis (inflammation of the large intestine), diarrhea, liver disease, diseases of passage of bile, heart failure, kidney disease and urinary tract.
- St. St. John’s wort can also be taken as a sedative for headaches and insomnia.
- St. St. John’s wort has also imanin – a substance that inhibits the growth of bacteria. Because imanin, St. John’s wort has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
- Flavonoids are found in the St. John’s wort are responsible for treating swollen veins.
- The extracts of St. John’s wort can be used for joint diseases of different origin -. That reduces inflammation and swelling, have an analgesic effect
- infusions and decoctions outside of St. John’s wort is used for treating wounds, burns, mastitis.
- In diseases of the throat and mucous membranes of the oral cavity. The extracts of St. John’s wort is used for menopausal symptoms and premenstrual syndrome.
- Tea St. John’s wort relaxes and stimulates the secretion of various glands, increase appetite, starts the process of regeneration of tissues, relieves premenstrual syndrome and symptoms menopause.
St. St. John’s wort can be applied in the form of herbal teas, tinctures and extracts. In cosmetology, St. John’s wort is used for the purification of oily skin, acne, closing the pores, moisturizing and nourishing the skin.