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Herbal Factors Standardized Potency St. John's
Wort (Hypericum Perforatum Clusiaceae) is full spectrum, containing
guaranteed levels of .3% hypericin (the same potency that produced such
excellent results in clinical studies) as well as pseudohypericin, and
hyperforin, another important active that benefits people with
depression and works synergistically with hypericin.
St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is probably the most thoroughly
researched herbal anti-depressant available. Eminent European physician
Rudolf Fritz Weiss recommends it for treatment of restlessness, anxiety
and depressive moods.1 Studies show that people taking St. John's Wort
have fewer feelings of sadness and hopelessness and they sleep better,
without the side effects common to anti-depressant drugs.
St John's Wort is antibacterial and antiviral and ointments made with
St. John's Wort have been used for centuries to treat burns, bites and
other wounds. The antiviral activity is being studied as a treatment for
HIV infection, and experimental studies show that hypericin and
pseudohypericin exhibit strong antiviral activity against herpes simplex
virus types 1and 2 and influenza virus types A and B.
Other applications for St. John's Wort include treatment of sleep
disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, bed wetting, PMS,
chronic tension headaches.