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Hypericum perforatum


Characteristics of the plant Hypericum perforatum

The common name “St John’s wort” comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John’s Day, 24 June. Perforate St John’s wort is a herbaceous perennial plant with creeping rhizomes. Its stems are erect, branched in the upper section, and can grow to 1 m high. It has opposite, stalk-less, narrow, oblong leaves that are 1–2 cm long, yellow-green in color, with scattered translucent dots of glandular tissue. The flowers are colored bright yellow with conspicuous black dots. The herb flowers between late spring and early to mid-summer. Hypericum perforatum is native to parts of Europe and Asia but has spread worldwide as a cosmopolitan invasive weed, including to temperate regions of India, China, Canada, Africa, and the United States.
Except for Hypericin, this herb also contains:
Tannins: Hyperforin – unstable compound, that is degraded almost immediately after being synthesized in the plant. Tannins are used for gastrointestinal disorders, intestinal infections, and as anti-inflammatory agents. Also, there is evidence that they strengthen the heart.*
Flavonoids: Quercetin, quercitrin. The flavonoids from St. John’s wort are used for cancer prevention; protect the organism against onset and development of cancer, by influencing serotonin levels (the hormone of happiness). They affect the overall hormonal balance.*

Definition: Product from above-the-earth parts of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort).

Characteristics: Dark brown amorphous powder, practically insoluble in water, very slightly soluble in 50% ethanol.

Testing for purity:
Loss on drying,%, not more than: 5.0
Sulphated ash,%, not more than: 10.0
Heavy metals,%, not more than: 0.001

Content of active substances:
Hypericin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 0.3

Control: The qualitative indices of the product are controlled in accordance with the company documentation, where assay methods and their validity concerning linearity and repetition are included.

Storage: Store in dry and cool places, away from direct sunlight.

Shelf life: 3 (three) years from the date of production.

Application: Extracts of this botanical are used in cases of mild to moderate depression, nervous conditions, anxiety, insomnia, irritability and tiredness.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.