Hello, I’m looking for information regarding St Johns Wort
I purchased mine in bulk from Golden Bough Botanicals out of Delta, B.C., but through a health food store, not direct. The herb originated in Bulgaria. I'm not sure if it is "the best" but the quality seems fine. I bought two pounds, and make tea and tincture with it.
So I’m wondering if anyone can recommend to me a company that produces the highest grade/potency St John Wort?
Not me. I did buy two tinctures, but if I would be taking it via the recommended doses I would be bankrupt (or at least quite a bit more impoverished) in no time. I make my own tincture for a fraction of the cost using the bulk dried herb and Vodka. I look forward to getting into my tincture when it is done, and it will make taking a dose much easier, particularly at work.
But if i were to buy it, it would be a tincture.
My tincture has nearly gone through its first round, and I'm considering boosting its potency by straining it and adding the charged liquid to more dried herb. This process can be done a few times to increase the volume of medicine in your alcohol. St Johns Wort can take a little while to show effectiveness. This depends on the individual, from what I understand. A friend of mine had an immediate effect with SJW. For me, I did not notice a huge effect with the expensive tinctures I was taking, but when I got into making tea regularly and charging my system with it in larger volumes, I noticed a difference, as did my family, in about a week further (after two weeks with the tincture). It could be that I might have reached the same level of awareness that it was taking effect with the tinctures if I had had the same amount of medicine from the herb actively working in my system, but to do that would have probably have been cost prohibitive.
I’m also aware that the effectiveness of herbal treatments relies on potency in the first place.
"Hypericum (St. John's wort). Tincture: fresh flowering top, 1:2. Dosage: 20-30 drops up to 3X daily. Dried plant is useless."
considering the above, I would like to make my own tincture from fresh SJW plants to see if I get much difference. The only place that I know it is growing here, however, is by the train tracks (which is too toxic for me want to harvest). I am considering taking some from the train tracks and transplanting it on my property and letting it spread for future harvests.
I have young plants started from seed for two kinds of skullcap and a lesser quality St. John's Wort grows here...I just need to 'cultivate' some.