Product Name St John’s Wort Hypericin powder
Other Name Hypericum perforatum, Saint John’s Wort
Active Ingredients Hypericin
Specification More than 0.6%
CAS No. 548-04-9
Molecular Formula C30H16O8
Appearance Dark brown powder
Test Method HPTLC
Part used Flower
Origin Shanxi, China
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What is St John’s Wort extract hypericin?

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant belonging to Hypericaceae. It native to Europe and Asia, Now, the herb is commonly founded in Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Xinjiang, Shandong, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces of China. People often mash the whole herb and apply it to the infected area of skin to treat trauma, bleeding, pain, boils, poisoning, burn, and scald in Chinese folk.

Hypericin is an anthraquinone derivative that is extracted from the flower of Hypericum perforatum. The appearance of hypericin is a dark brown powder with characteristic fragrance, bitter taste, and easy to dissolve in water. Studies show that hypericin has powerful biological activities including anti-depression, antiviral, and wound healing.

Health benefits of hypericin powder

Hypericum perforatum has been used long history as a medicine against various illnesses including burn and scald wound healing, nervous disorder regulating, and immunity enhancing. Recently years, researchers found it may help in treating depression and antivirus.

 

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypericin

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hypericin

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/hypericin