St John's wort extract contains hypericin, which inhibits the breakdown of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, thus preventing states of depressed mood. The extract has a diuretic effect, thanks to which it helps to remove harmful substances from the body faster.
Flavonoids up to 4% (including hyperoside, rutin, quercetin), naphthodiacantrides up to 0.14% (including hypericin, proto-hypericin), catechin tannins up to 8%, leukoantocyanosides, essential oil up to 1% (including aliphatic hydrocarbons and aldehydes, αpinene, gurjunen), multi-phenolic acids (including coffee, chlorogenic acid), choline, phytosterols, sugar compounds
Diastolic, vasodilatative, psychoactive, antiseptic
St. John's wort is one of the most versatile medicinal plants. It has antispasmodic activity on the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract, bile ducts and blood vessels and to a small extent on the urinary tract. There is a slow, gradual decrease in wall tension in these organs (flavonoids, hypericin). The amount of urine output increases slightly and irregularly (flavonoids, essential oil). Because St. John's wort contains large amounts of catechins (tannins), it also works on small blood vessels, especially capillaries and capillary arterioles, analogous to vitamin P. The raw material has antibacterial properties, both after oral and external application to the skin and mucous membranes. It has been found that it inhibits the growth of Streptococcus aureus and other Gram-positive microorganisms, but it does not affect Gram-negative and fungal microorganisms. On mucous membranes and damaged skin sites, St John's wort extracts astringent and antiseptic (tannins). The antidepressants are less well known than those mentioned because they become visible only after the administration of higher doses of St. John's wort containing hypericin, e.g. Succus Hypericin. Hypericin has an intense red colour, is similar in structure to hematoporphyrin and works effectively in psychoses and neurotic-depressive states. It is a photodynamic compound that increases the ability of ultraviolet rays to absorb in humans and animals, catalyzes some endocrine processes and has a positive effect on biochemical mechanisms in organisms controlled by malignant tumours.
liver disorder, reduced bile flow through the bile ducts, gastroenteritis and bile duct inflammation, ulcerative colitis (ulcerative colitis), nervous depression, depression due to functional disorders, trauma or in menopause, periodic psychosis (melancholy), nervous balance disorder (neuro dystonia), anxiety; bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), nocturnal fear (pavor nocturnus). depression after concussion, severe injuries and operations. It regulates the menstrual cycle and soothes the pain that often accompanies menstruation.
Hypersensitivity to ultraviolet rays, high fever, severe liver and kidney damage.
Please note! If a bad mood, sadness and discouragement appear more and more often, it is worth seeking specialist help.
Approximately1 in 10 people suffer from depression and should be treated.
Depression is dangerous and can lead to death.
Each treatment for depression should combine the supplementation of natural plant extracts, from which the neurotransmitters are formed that are regulating a brain function.
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