St John's wort and depression

Source: Wikimedia, H. Zell
St. John’s wort is known by the scientific name Hypericum perforatum L. Its extract is sold as an herbal supplement for depression and not currently regulated by the FDA.The active chemicals in the extract are the photosensitizing agent hypericin and the lipophilic compound hyperforin. In recent years, hyperforin was found to be the active ingredient for anti-depressant effects.

Read more about the studies of St John's wort as a natural herb for depression.

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