Nature's Answer - Saint John's Wort Young Flowering Tops Alcohol Free - 1 oz.
Nature's answer alcohol-free extracts are produced using alcohol, water and natural extractants. All alcohol and extractants are then removed through Nature's Answer cold Bio-chelated proprietary extraction process, yielding a Holistically Balanced standardized extract. Liquid extract are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules, and are more potent than tinctures. holistically Balanced guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant.
Parts used and where grown
St. John's wort is found in Europe and the United States. It is especially abundant in northern California and southern Oregon. The above-ground (aerial) parts of the plant are gathered during the flowering season.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies)
In ancient Greece, St. John's wort was used to treat many ailments, including sciatica and poisonous reptile bites. In Europe, St. John's wort was used by herbalists for the topical treatment of wounds and burns. It is also a folk remedy for kidney and lung ailments as well as for depression.
The major constituents in St. John's wort include hypericin and other dianthrones, flavonoids, xanthones, and hyperforin. While it was previously thought the antidepressant actions of St. John's wort were due to hypericin and the inhibition of the enzyme monoamine oxidase,current research has challenged this belief, focusing on other constituents, such as hyperforin, and flavonoids. Test tube studies suggest that St. John's wort extracts may exert their antidepressant actions by inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.This action is possibly due to the constituent hyperforin. St. John's wort is able to act as an antidepressant, by making more of these neurotransmitters available to the brain
What is the benefit of using an alcohol-free extract?
Firstly, many people simply do not like to use alcohol as they strive towards healthier living. Others may not use alcohol for religious reasons, because they are in recovery or are pregnant or nursing. Furthermore, alcohol is not for children. These products address all those concerns. Secondly, and most importantly, alcohol-free extracts allow you to taste the plant, not the alcohol ! This taste is extremely important in that it gets your body ready to receive the gifts that the plant has to offer. Tasting the herb is part of the overall herbal experience and healing process. Alcohol-free extracts enable you to truly appreciate all of the plant's gifts.
Which is a better form of taking herbs, liquid or capsules?
Herbs can be used in both the liquid and capsule form depending on your personal preference. Liquids are more easily absorbed and are perfect for people who have trouble swallowing pills, such as children and the elderly. Unlike other liquid brands, Nature's Answer? is alcohol free or very low in alcohol (12-14%). Capsules may be preferable because using them avoids the bitter and unpleasant taste of some herbs, and they can be packed in a pill case for ease of dosing, convenient for the supplement user on the go.
Nature's Answer Offers the Finest Liquid Herbal Extracts Available.
Nature's Answer produces the finest liquid herbal extracts available. We are uniquely able to guarantee the quality of all of our liquid herbal extracts as we both manufacture and package all of the holistic remedies that we sell. In order to explain how the liquid herbal extracts we sell can be so superior in quality to others currently available, we would like to tell you a little bit more about our company.