The herb St Johns Wort is associated with lots of different health benefits, and many sites on the Internet sing its praises. However, there are downsides to St Johns Wort as well, and we should perhaps consider the downsides of St Johns Wort before we consider the health benefits of St Johns Wort. This is a herb which needs to be treated with respect.
Wine and St Johns Wort
I had a friend who started to take St Johns Wort after suffering a personal loss. She said it helped her to sleep and feel calmer. Both are positive side effects of this herb, but you need to be cautious. One day, my friend phoned me up and said that she had curved her car. She seemed to think that stress was getting to her after all, and despite St Johns Wort, it was all getting to be too much.
We had a little chat, and during the conversation, it emerged that she had drunk a glass of wine with lunch that day. I immediately realized that this was the problem, as alcohol and St Johns Wort that do not go hand in hand, and this was the reason she had crashed her car. As a matter of fact, the small black out she had experienced before crashing her car, was as a direct result of mixing wine with St Johns Wort. These two are not bosom buddies, and you should never mix the two.