Latin name: Hypericum perforatum
Also know as: St. John’s Wort, Saint John’s wort
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a herb which, through the active component hypericin, works as a dopamine-related anti-depressant and is effective at doing so. While it appears effective, it is well known to adversely interact with a variety of pharmaceuticals. Consult a medical professional before supplementation of St. John’s Wort if you are taking any drugs or supplements.
St. John’s Wort contains:
- Hypericin, initially thought to be the major psychoactive component of the plant
- Hyperforin, a phloroglucinol derivative currently thought to be the major psychoactive component of the plant