St. John's Wort Extract (Hypericin)
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St John wort, hupericum perforatum, hypericin
Product Name: St. John's Wort Extract (Hypericum Perforatum Extract)
CAS Number: 84082-80-4
Active Ingredient: hypericins
Part Used: whole herb
Apperarance: Brown fine powder
Action and Uses:
St. John's wort is now receiving much attention and is highly esteemed for its anti-depressive and sedative properties. It is an effective remedy for the nervous system, relaxing tension, and anxiety and lifting the spirits. St. John's wort has acquired an excellent reputation for use in cases of anxiety, depression, and unrest. It is thought that this might be brought about by the plant's ability to enhance the effect of neurotransmitters in the brain. As a tissue restorative for nerves, St. John's wort is indicated for stroke patients, for mild neuroses, sleepwalkers, and accident victims.
St. John's Wort Extract is a secure nerval nutrilite. It has always been used to moderate depression. Scientific studies of the herb suggest that it acts to increase the activity and prolong the action of the neurotransmitters serotonin and noradrenaline, in a similar manner to standard antidepressants, but with fewer reported side effects.