Last week, I warned against his own antidepressants, according to a Swedish model collapse to the mix, in the Form of an alcoholic extract of the flowers and leaves of St. John’s wort. Why should the layman’s hands? Because the Chance is not small that he caught, instead, the Ragwort, the end of June, at the same time, bloom and the First to be Confused. Jacob herb contains significant amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids that damage the liver. As an impurity it has been already discovered in tea blends and wild salads, also in honey its ingredients have been found in hay that is fed to horses and cattle. The Federal Institute for risk assessment, in other cases, less stringent demands in terms of Pyrrolizidine even a “zero tolerance”.

Jörg Albrecht

Responsible for the departments “science” of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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You see: Not everything that nature holds, is a blessing for humans and livestock. And the opinions in Natural medicine on a regular basis. This is also true for the highly acclaimed St. John’s wort. The Greek military physician Dioscorides, the most famous pharmacologist of his time, described in his “Materia medica”, which it has used in ancient times, namely against sciatica. The Plant, the justification, from the lead “a lot of gallige uncleanness”, she also had wounds to be an effective means in case of fire. Hildegard of Bingen, in turn, the enjoys as a pillar Saint of the monastery, medicine a reputation like thunder, mentioned the herb in the first name, and only speaks in General of the hartenauwe as a cold Plant, to give a useful feed for Livestock; it has had a different member of the family of the hartheu plants in mind.

the Latter like to the order of Malpighi, and because the confusion is even greater because the is recently, after molecular genetic aspects sorted, and thus comprises 39 families with more than seven hundred genera, and almost 16,000 species. Including various plants such as passion flower, Violets, Flax, cassava, and willow trees.