St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a shrubby plant with clusters of yellow flowers that have oval, elongate petals. The plant gets its name because it is often in full bloom around June 24, the day traditionally celebrated as the birthday of John the Baptist. Both the flowers and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in Hypericum perforatum as a treatment for depression and there has been a great deal of scientific research on this topic. Hypericum perforatum is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in Europe and North America in the recent 5 years.
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The Function of St John's Wort Extract
St. John's Wort Plant Extract is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression.
St. John's Wort Plant Extract is also being studied for anxiety because, in some studies on depression, people taking St. John's wort also reported an improvement in anxiety.
St. John's Wort Plant Extract has also been suggested as a possible treatment for OCD because the same medications (antidepressants) are often used for OCD, and because of promising results from a preliminary study. A later study on St. John's wort, however, didn’t find it more effective than a placebo for OCD.
Some alternative practitioners recommend St. John's Wort Plant Extract for ear pain due to an ear infection (otitis media).
St. John's Wort Plant Extract is being explored for smoking cessation. Although promising, well-designed studies are needed.
Application of St John's Wort Extract
This can be used in food industry, cosmetic industry, medical industry. It has been used for centuries to calm the nerves and treat depression. It also has been used to dress wounds, heal deep cuts, smooth bums and ease the pain of neuralgia. Taken internally, it has been used for ulcers and gastritis. An infusion of the herb has also been used as an expectorant for bronchitis, a diuretic for the kidneys and an easing agent for menstrual cramps.