In this age of antidepressant overprescribing, popular herbal preparations of St. John's Wort have become an excellent first line of defense in mild depression for those concerned about pharmaceutical side effects.
But did you know that a diluted homeopathic form of St. John's
Wort is highly useful for a wide variety of additional health-related
problems? Homeopathic Hypericum perforatum, named for the Latin
genus and species of the plant, is effective for many conditions that
involve nerve injuries and puncture wounds.
I remember my first experience with Hypericum in medical school. A
woman with chronic arm pain resulting from a severe injury to her "funny
bone" (a large nerve exposed at the elbow called the ulnar nerve)
consulted the physician with whom I was doing a preceptorship.
Previously an accomplished guitar player, she had endured years of pain
and, in spite of surgery to the nerve, was no longer able to perform.
The doctor prescribed several doses of homeopathic Hypericum and, within
a few weeks, she experienced a 50 percent reduction in pain. This
simple case example illustrates the most common indication for Hypericum
-- injuries to nerves.
Source - Huffington post