Saturday, September 15, 2007

St. John's Wort

Good Day,

Everyone knows the almost 'holy' properties of St. John's Wort i.e. alleviating depression. However, the herbs lack studies and from the finest research paper possible, I have extracted an excerpt to inform all of the readers about this herb.

Lately I have done one assignment that have connection with herbs. This is an analytical biochemistry coursework and in this coursework, I have done some library research on St John's Wort. In this research however, researchers have mistaken that the active compound in St. John's Wort is hypericin and pseudohypericin. These two compound has been denounced as the active substances lately and has been abruptly reported that the active component in Hypericum perforatum is hyperforin. However, hypericin is still a very good substances at benchmarking the particular potency of an extract as hyperforin is a fragile chemical. Anyhow, hypericin and pseudohypericin are proven antiviral agents and can be used on herpes sores.

I have put this PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) in my newly created Google group. It is in this URL. You need not to join first but if you do so I will really appreciate it.

St. John's Wort Analysis

Lately this aspiring herbalist has been really busy with his coursework and also with his life. Haha :-). I hope that everyone will have a better year ahead (Rosh HaShanah ma...)...

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