What is St Johns wort extract Hypericin (Hypericum perforatum extract)?

St Johns wort extract Hypericin (Hypericum perforatum extract) is a naphthodianthrone, a red-colored anthraquinone-derivative, which, together with hyperforin, is one of the principal active constituents of Saint John’s wort. Hypericin is believed to act as an antibiotic, antiviral and non-specific kinase inhibitor. Hypericin may inhibit the action of the enzyme dopamine β-hydroxylase, leading to increased dopamine levels, although thus possibly decreasing norepinephrine and epinephrine.

What is St John’s Wort?

Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name “St John’s wort” may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum. Therefore, Hypericum perforatum is sometimes called “common St John’s wort” or “perforate St John’s wort” in order to differentiate it. It is a medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and potent anti-inflammatory properties as an arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor and COX-1 inhibitor.

Studies have supported the efficacy of St John’s wort as a treatment for depression in humans. A 2015 meta-analysis review concluded that it has superior efficacy to placebo in treating depression; is as effective as standard antidepressant pharmaceuticals for treating depression; and has fewer adverse effects than other antidepressants. It is proposed that the mechanism of action of St. John’s wort is due to the inhibition of reuptake of certain neurotransmitters. In Germany, St. John’s wort is sometimes prescribed for mild to moderate depression, especially in children and adolescents.

St John’s wort extract Hypericin (Hypericum perforatum extract) benefits


It may help fight mild to moderate depression and anxiety and has fewer side effects than most other prescription antidepressants, such as loss of sex drive.

Relieves stomach pain / menstrual Symptoms

Because of its positive effects on mood, it has been used to alleviate and naturally remedy stomach pain / menstrual symptoms, such as depression, chronic fatigue and hormonal imbalance.

Improves Mood during Menopause

It improves psychological and psychosomatic symptoms, and menopausal complaints diminished or disappeared completely; in addition to this, sexual well-being also improved after treatment, it uses include providing natural menopause relief.

Anti-Inflammation and Skin Irritations

It has antibacterial properties and may also help fight inflammation that’s at the root of most diseases. When applied topically, it relieves symptoms associated with minor wounds and skin irritations, working as a natural treatment for eczema, a home remedy for burn relief and a way to naturally treat hemorrhoids. Skin tolerance and cosmetic acceptability is excellent with it.

Improves Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

It is helpful in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


It stops the growth of tumor cells and can treat both nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer cells.



Hypericins0.3% HPLC
AppearanceDark Brown Powder
Particle Size100% Pass 80 Mesh
Loss on Drying≤5.0%
Heavy Metals≤10ppm
Total Plate Count≤1000cfu/g
Yeast and Mold≤100cfu/g


Shelf Life

2 Years


Store in tightly sealed containers, then place in a cool and dry place and away from moisture, light, oxygen.


  • Packed in paper drums and two plastic bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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