What is St. John’s Wort Extract?
- – John’s Wort, also known as Hypericum perforatum, is a herb can alleviate dopamine-related anti-depressant through its active ingredient hypercin. It is also the herb has ‘adverse drug-interaction’ by interacting with several compounds by affecting many phase I enzymes and other drug elimination pathways.
Function? – Mental Health
- – It is found to reduce depressive symptoms with similar efficiency with SSROs and TCAs (both are pharmaceutical antidepressants).