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Alcohol-free Hypericum Mother Tincture: what is it and what are its benefits?

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The Hypericum plant is part of traditional medicine because of its phytotherapeutic properties, particularly its antidepressant and antiviral properties.

The origins of its use as a medicinal herb are very ancient and can be found in writings from many centuries ago.

Let’s find out together its benefits and how to use it.

Alcohol-free Hypericum Mother Tincture: what is it and what are the benefits?

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Hypericum plant, what is it?

The Hypericum plant, also known as.
Hypericum Perforatum
, or also known as St. John’s Wort, is a perennial medicinal plant belonging to the Clusiaceae family and the genus Hypericum.

This type of plant prefers sparse and bright forests, however outdoors all year round, as it is not afraid of cold weather. Native to the British archipelago, it is now widespread in all regions ofItaly and the rest of the world and prefers sunny or semi-shady and dry locations, such as abandoned fields and ruderal environments.

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Hypericum, what is it used for? What are its benefits?

Hypericum plant
is known to be one of the best natural antidepressants, useful for states of mild depression, relieving mood swings, promoting relaxation and sleep, and aiding digestion.

In a review of studies as of 2008 conducted by the
Cochrane Collaboration
, one of the world’s most authoritative scientific institutions, concluded that “current evidence suggests that hypericum extracts are superior to placebo in the treatment of major depression, with similar efficacy to classic antidepressant drugs but with significantly fewer side effects

The main therapeutic properties of Hypericum are found in the flowering tops of the St. John’s Wort plant, which are rich in flavonoids and have an antidepressant and sedative action. These substances, hypericin, rutin, quercetin and hyperoside, have a marked antidepressant and sedative action and are obtained from the dry extract or the
Hypericum Mother Tincture

In the leaves of Hypericum we also find important compounds such as tannins, caffeic acid, and essential oils.

In addition to
soothing states of anxiety
, of nervousness and insomnia, the active ingredients contained within it are able to increase serum serotonin levels, similar to certain antidepressant drugs, rebalancing mood..

The phytocoplex present inSt. John’s Wort acts mainly on the central nervous system by inhibiting presynaptic reuptake of serotonin and other neurotransmitters including norepinephrine, dopamine, and GABA, increasing the receptors for these neurotransmitters over time.

mother tincture
is the most widely used St. John’s Wort remedy because it contains in itself all the active ingredients of the plant in the same concentration as they are before refining.

Hypericum Mother Tincture

Mother tincture (TM) is a liquid preparation, obtained by extracting fresh drug by
with a suitable solvent. The solvent most used in mother tinctures is a hydroalcoholic solution (water + alcohol) with a variable alcohol content (most often between 60 ° and 80 °) depending on the solubility of the active ingredients to be extracted.

La mother tincture of Hypericum is an herbal preparation extracted from the leaves and fruits of the plant, which are macerated in a 1:10 ratio in a solution of water and Alcohol. It is an herbal remedy
believed to be useful
for its sedative and antidepressant properties due to its beneficial effects on the nervous system.

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Hypericum Glyceric Macerate: what is it?

In recent years, Mother Tinctures extracted with the
Vegetable Glycerin
instead of Alcohol, making them better in several respects.

In addition, since Glycerin is a less potent type of solvent and therefore less extractive than Alcohol, innovative extraction techniques are used, such as the
Ultrasonic Extraction

Ultrasound Extraction is an innovative, clean, quick and easy extraction technique that allows the extraction of active ingredients from plants and medicinal plants in particular and the production of quality phytoextracts, taking advantage of the exclusively mechanical action exerted by the cavitation effect produced by sound waves.

The Alcohol-Free Mother Tincture of Hypericum is obtained by hydroglyceric maceration of Hypericumleaves and fruits , again at a ratio of 1:10, and is an innovative type of
Mother Tinctures
, which having been obtained by the ultrasonic process, makes it better from several points of view.

We at Vonderweid, thanks to our 20 years of experience in the field of dietary supplements and after a long process of research and development in our laboratories for the production of
Non-alcoholic Mother Tinctures
, we have managed to obtain a product with the desired characteristics.

Our non-alcoholic mother tinctures are classified as.

Dietary Supplements

and are regularly notified to the

Ministry of Health


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Hypericum Glyceric Macerate: properties and indications

Alcohol-Free Mother Tincture of Hypericum
, o
Hypericum Glyceric Macerate
, is a natural remedy for which properties of:

  • Aid to normal mood

  • Relaxation

  • Mental Wellbeing

All of these claims are regulated and approved by the Italian Ministry of Health for their physiological effects, aimed at “optimizing the body’s functions within homeostasis.”

Hypericum Glyceric Macerate: how many drops to take?

 The intake of
Hypericum Mother Tincture
is recommended during periods of high stress and tension due to its beneficial effect on mood and mental energy.

For the intake of Hypericum drops, we recommend the use of 20 drops dissolved
In a glass of water, 2-3 times a day.

Always remember Not to exceed the recommended daily dose and keep out of reach of children under 3 years of age. In addition,  dietary supplements should not be understood as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and we always recommend the advice from your doctor or nutritionist before intake.

The advice, therefore, is to always consult your primary care physician before starting to take Hypericum mother tincture, then consult a good herbalist or herbal medicine expert to determine how to take Hypericum tincture and in what amounts.

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The recommended dosage of Hypericum is 20 drops for 2 to 3 times a day to be diluted in a glass of water.

We always recommend always consulting your primary care physician before starting to take St. John‘s Wort mother tincture, then turning to a good herbalist or herbal medicine expert to determine how to take St. John’s Wort tincture and in what amounts

Hypericum is a natural remedy for which properties of:

  • Aid to normal mood
  • Relaxation
  • Mental Wellbeing

Sun exposure should be avoided immediately after intake; in fact, the mother tincture may trigger photosensitivity. For this reason, its use is usually recommended more in the fall and winter periods, or at least at sunset.

Avoid taking if already taking anticoagulants. In the case of particular added antidepressant drugs, medical advice should be sought. In fact, the mother tincture would go on to amplify the effects even more, and could be risky.


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