St. John's Wort, scientific name Hypericum Perforatum, is a perennial herb with a yellow flower native to Europe and Asia that is used as a medicinal herb since the ancient Greek times. The herb's common name comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St. John's Day, which is the 24th of June. Two chemical compounds in St. John's Wort, hypericin and hyperforin, may lead to elevated levels of serotonin in the brain . St. John's Wort has been studied for its potential influence on mood .
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With a Meal on an As Needed Basis
300-500 mg per serving
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