St John’s wort
The Gone Viral Tea
Hypericum perforatum leaf and flower
St John’s wort
St John’s wort has a traditional reputation throughout Europe to heal wounds and was used as a folk medicine in medieval times for all anxiety nerve related problems.
Extensive European research has hailed this herb as an anti-depressant as well as inhibiting nerve related viruses.
The herb can be used for nervous exhaustion, long term anxiety, it is also thought to reduce nerve pain and neuralgia.
Antidepressant, nervine tonic, antiviral, especially to enveloped viruses such as herpes simplex strains, wound healing, antimicrobial (topically)
The glycyrrhizic acid found in the root is 50 times sweeter than cane sugar, and is a very extensively cultivated anti-inflammatory found in both European and Asian dispensaries.
The glycyrrhizin works in a similar way to cortisone and stimulates the production of adrenal hormones and reduces the breakdown of steroids by the liver and kidneys. The soothing qualities provide a thick protective coating throughout the digestive system, especially useful for ulcerations.
The glycyrrhizin (GL) has been shown to inhibit virus growth, especially towards the herpes simplex virus.
Anti-inflammatory, providing a soothing demulcent coating, stimulates the adrenals, laxative.
Melissa means Bee in Greek, as the Bees love this herb.
Traditionally this herb has a history as a tonic remedy, which raises the spirit and comforts the heart. The volatile oils calm the nervous system, reduce spasms, nervousness, panic, and anxiety.
New research has shown that this herb is particularly antiviral to the herpes simplex virus. The clinical studies showed that the average healing time of cold sores was halved to about 5 days and the time between outbreaks was lengthened dramatically.
Relaxant, antiviral, anti-spasm, nerve tonic, calming to digestive system.
This herb from China is one of the most popular and classic energy tonics. It builds up the immune system, increasing stamina and is known as an Adaptogenic.
In clinical trials in Western medicine, it is thought valuable to recovery for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Due to this herbs ability to enhance immune function, it is very useful in the treatment of chronic viral conditions.
Antiviral, encourages blood flow to the surface, stimulates the immune system, blood tonic.
I had this horrible flu which knocked me out for over a week, with an ugly cold sore on my mouth which wouldn’t go away.
I had two cups of the Gone Viral Tea for 2 days and the cold sore disappeared, really quickly. Hurray.
I felt the flu virus go and had more energy. I was back to normal in a few days with no return of the cold sore.
Ill definitely be using this tea as a preventative for my cold sores whenever I feel rundown.
I did find the natural liquorice root a bit sweet. I didn’t realise it was so sweet in its natural form, however my Mum loved it and she’s going to buy some too.
Student Bachelor of Nursing.
Price: 18 each
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