Hypericum Perforatum

Description : Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name “St John’s wort” may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum. Therefore, Hypericum perforatum is sometimes called “common St John’s wort” or “perforate St John’s wort” in order to differentiate it. It is a medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Perforate St John’s wort is a herbaceous perennial plant with extensive, creeping rhizomes. Its stems are erect, branched in the upper section, and can grow to 1 m high. It hasopposite, stalkless, narrow, oblong leaves that are 1–2 cm long. The leaves are yellow-green in color, with scattered translucent dots of glandular tissue. The dots are conspicuous when held up to the light, giving the leaves the ‘perforated’ appearance to which the plant’s Latin name refers. The flowers measure up to 2.5 cm across, have five petals, and are colored bright yellow with conspicuous black dots. The flowers appear in broad cymes at the ends of the upper branches, between late spring and early to mid summer. The sepals are pointed, with black glandular dots. There are many stamens, which are united at the base into three bundles. The pollen grains areellipsoidal.

When flower buds (not the flowers themselves) or seed pods are crushed, a reddish/purple liquid is produced

Side Effects

Adverse reactions are usually mild. Potential reactions include dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, and other GI symptoms, and confusion. Sensitivity to sunlight also may occur. In clinical trials, adverse reactions with St. John’s wort were usually less than those seen with standard antidepressants. Other possible rare adverse reactions include induction of mental excitement and effects on male and female reproductive capabilities.

Health Benefits : 

  • Anti-Depressant Qualities
  • Other Mental Effects
  • Menopausal Mood Swings
  • Addiction and Withdrawal
  • Antiviral Agent
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent
  • Skin Treatment

 

Natural Extracts

     Natural Extracts

 

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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM ( BASSANT, ST. JOHN’S WORT )
PRODUCT CODE: NE/HP/060
DESCRIPTION FINE DEEP BROWN COLOURED POWDER
MOISTURE 2.5%
HYPERICINS 0.082%
pH 5.9
ASH 5.8%
HEAVY METALS LESS 20 PPM
SOLVENTS RESIDUE LESS 0.01%