Get to know St. Christopher’s Wort , a plant with medicinal properties, and learn how to enjoy its benefits. Saint Kitts’ wort is a medicinal plant known for its medicinal properties that relieve menstrual pain and help during labor. Its scientific name is Cimicifuga Racemosa. This plant has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties that help regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve the symptoms of PMS and menopause. It can be consumed in the form of tea, tincture, tablets or drops. See all about this plant :
What is St. Christopher’s Wort:
Native to North America, cimicifuga racemosa, or as Saint Kitts’ Wort is best known , was long used by North American Indians to relieve menstrual problems and assist with childbirth.
It is a plant that grows up to 2.5 meters tall, has white flowers and its leaves have no regular shape, are green and have closed edges. The used parts of this herb are the roots and rhizomes.
With the advent of research and in-depth studies, it has been found that St. Christopher ‘s Wort is really beneficial in facilitating childbirth and, moreover, in treating women’s intimate health problems.
Besides being a plant full of various nutrients that help in the treatment of diseases that affect the human organism.
St. Kitts Herb Properties:
Properties include anti-inflammatory action, which reduces spasms and soothes pain, antidiabetic, tension-lowering, sedative, uterine tonic, birth planner and hormone balancer.
Benefits of Saint Kitts Herb:
The Herb of St. Christopher used to treat various problems, including:
Facilitates breathing in case of asthma, cough and bronchitis as it can relieve spasms;
Helps in the treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis due to its inflammation reducing properties;
Relaxes the uterine muscles helping to facilitate childbirth ;
Relieves various symptoms of menopause such as anxiety, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, headache or dizziness;
Helps regulate menstrual cycle and relieves PMS symptoms;
Improves blood circulation by helping to relax and dilate blood vessels, also helping to lower blood pressure;
Relieves cramps and muscle tension;
Relieves pain in the ovaries and uterus, also helping to relieve the pain of contractions during labor and breast pain;
Helps improve sleep, being indicated in cases of insomnia due to its sedative properties.
In addition, the properties of this medicinal plant also help reduce mood swings, as well as help regulate sex hormones and body temperature.
How to use St. Kitts’ Wort:
The Herb of St. Christopher can be used in the form of tea, tincture, tablets or drops and can be found in markets or health food stores.
How to Make St. Kitts Herb Tea:
1 cup of boiling water;
1 teaspoon of dried Saint Kitts herb .
Method of preparation:
Put the dried plant in the cup of boiling water, and let the infusion stand for 10 minutes.
After that time strain and drink.
This tea should be drunk 2 to 3 times a day according to need and felt symptoms.
Side Effects of Saint Kitts Herb:
The properties of this plant may interfere with the action of the birth control pill or the action of anticoagulant remedies.
Contraindications of St. Kitts Herb:
The Herb of St. Kitts should not be used during pregnancy the first time, being more suited for the last weeks of pregnancy.