Herb cause

St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John's-wort, common Saint John's wort and St John's wort (/ˈsɪndʒənzwɜːrt/ sin-jənz-wurt), 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 as an arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor and COX-1 inhibitor

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St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) Health Benefits


Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study