St. John's Wort and Inflammations of the Nerves
While everyone focuses on St. John's Wort as a anti-depressant, it has a very important role to play in infections that inflame the nervous system. In particular it has a big role to play in resolving herpetic infections. In this talk I will talk about its use in treating Shingles, Chicken Pox, Genital Herpes, Mononucleosis and Epstein Barr Virus. I will also look at its use in topical oils for herpetic lesions as well as its internal use.
Althea Northage-Orr is an herbalist, acupuncturist, body worker and functional nutritionist who has practiced for over 40 years. She founded and operated the Chicago College of Healing Arts for fifteen years, a school dedicated to teaching clinical herbal medicine and numerous other healing arts. She served two terms on the governing council of the American Herbalists Guild, and was on their committee for admission to professional membership for over a decade. A passionate gardener, Althea also operates Glastonbury, an 80 acre United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. She maintains a busy clinical practice in Chicago, where she also hosts and teaches classes about health and healing.