St. John’s wort

(Hypericum perforatum)

Other names: Flor de Sant Pere, Herba de sant Joan, Rupičasta Pljuskavica, Gospina Trava, Třezalka Tečkovaná, Prikbladet Perikon, Sint-Janskruid, Goatweed, Klamath Weed, Triptonweed, Chasse-diable, Crugie, Herbe de la Saint Jean, Millepertuis, Johanniskraut, Tüpfelhartheu, Caccia Diavoli, Erba di San Giovanni, Seo Yang Go Chu Na Mul, Flou de Sen Joan, Erva-de-são-joão, Hipérico, Oбични Kантарион, Corazoncillo, Hierba de San Juan, Johannesört

St. John’s wort is native to Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. It is named after John the Baptist because various European Hypericum species flower around June 24, the feast day of St. John the Baptist. It contains phenylpropanes, flavonol derivatives, biflavones, proanthocyanidins, xanthones, phloroglucinols, some amino acids, naphthodianthrones, and essential oils.

St. John’s wort may be beneficial for depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, insomnia, PMS, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It may also be beneficial to help quit smoking, for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), burning feelings in the mouth, migraine and other types of headaches, muscle pain, nerve pain, nerve damage, IBS, cancer, HIV, hepatitis C, herpes, vitiligo, psoriasis, burns, insect bites, and obesity.

Compliance: cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.


These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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