St. John’s Wort Blues Away

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Say goodbye to the blues with a flavorful cup of this warming and relaxing formula. We use only the finest St. John’s Wort leaf and flower, which have been traditionally used to alleviate common anxiety and nervous unrest by helping to settle the emotional imbalances caused by everyday stress. We then add soothing fennel and lively, aromatic organic lavender to enhance the tea’s calming effect. Relax with a cup of St. John’s Wort Blues Away Tea and find harmony within yourself and the world around you.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: (from bag) Organic St. John’s Wort Leaf and Flower, Organic Fennel Seed, Organic Cinnamon Bark, Organic Spearmint Leaf, Cardamom Seed, Organic Ginger Root, Organic English Lavender Flower, Organic Fenugreek Seed, St. John’s Wort Extract (Dianthrones 0.3%), Natural Licorice Flavor, Organic Clove Bud, Organic Black Pepper

WARNING: (from box) Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking an MAO inhibitor antidepressant drug or other medication, or have a medical condition.

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OK, trying this stuff again. We are having “issues” with the database I help manage at work, so I decided to try this as recommended therapeutically by Yogi — 2 teabags per cup, long steep, every 3-4 hours. On cup 1 now, with half-and-half.

Flavor is distinctly medicinal. I’ll be back after a bit to say whether it seems to be helping on the cheerfulness/optimism front.

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Its about time for me to update this log eh?

Before I get into it I shall post a disclaimer:

I am not a doctor, I don’t even have a CPR card. Any testimony or information posted here is of my personal experience and/or the information that I have personally researched. ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY KIND OF TREATMENT OR REGIMEN, YES EVEN IF IT IS AN HERBAL SUPPLUMENT. Whether your doctor agrees with your lifestyle choices or not they are your most reliable source for health risks and interactions associated with increased intake of ANYTHING in your diet. There is a plethora of drug interactions with SJW or any medication that can range from mildly irritating to life threatening. Take initiative and be the informed patient rather than the bewildered victim.

Alright, let’s start!

So I have been taking tthis consistent for a month now and so far, so good! The tea recommends that you steep 1 to 2 teabags in an 8oz cup 4 times a day, but I lack the patience, funds and time to do so. As a consequence, I make a teapot (32oz) aand use 2 teabags, as I am under the impression that teapots inprove steeping by about 100%. I then pour it into a bottle and measure out exactly 8 oz to drink in the morning (between 7 and 10) afternoon (between 3 and 5) and at night (between 9 and 12).

Rather than making me drowsy as warned, I find this blend notably relaxing more than anything. Thus far I have experienced no physical sideaffects and find myself able to focus more and get up and do what I have to. Behavior changes when I skip a dose are fairly quick and evident however. I am reminded of when I used birth control and how while my body was adjusting I would have outbursts of crazy lady for no reason during the first week of every pill cycle. So it is very beneficial for me to just keep several doses available in advance.

The biggest notable difference to me is that I have regained the ability to just get up and do things. It’s easier to get out of bed and I don’t wake up miserable without any particular reason. When I actiively think of the taste it’s annoying. I like licorice root, but tasting it 3 times a day for god know how long is not my idea of a good time. If I get too sick of it, I may switch over to a pill. It’s not bad cold, but I find my experience drinking the tea is better if it is warm and overall the taste is rather unobtrusive.

My boyfriend notes that I seem significantly less unhappy as well as commenting that I “don’t seem so quick to give up on everything all the time.”

Would I recommend this stuff to anyone for depression? No. What I would recommend is speaking to your doctor about taking it after you’ve done your own research and find out if SJW is the right antidepressant for you.

So far so good! I’m really pleased I deccided to go this route rather than a standard SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) with all their horrible irrepairable side affects and my lack of health insurance.

P.S: I’m not rating this mix because I don’t think a number rating is the important tidbit to gather from this drink, nor would I know how to.

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Glad to hear that this is helping you! I don’t suffer from depression to my knowledge, but i’ve lately had some pretty severe problems with self-motivation, and need to figure out how to fix that. This is perhaps not the solution for me, but something to keep in mind!

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Yeah everyone needs a push every once in a while, I’m certain you’ll figure it out. Sometimes it cab be as simple as introducing mmore B vitamins to your life.


Hmm, I’ll look into that. Thanks!

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