St. John’s Wort: an herbal anti-depressant and mood enhancer! 2017-07-09T23:40:37+00:00

St. John’s Wort: (Hypericum perforatum) is an herbal anti-depressant and mood enhancer.

Its main active constituent seems to be Hyperforin, which seems to inhibits the uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and GABA. A 2008 Systematic review concluded St. John’s wort seems to have similar efficacy to more traditional anti-depressants with few side effects St. John’s wort doesn’t seem to help or harm cognitive function in otherwise healthy individuals.

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