St. John's Wort Extract Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

St. John's Wort Extract Properties

St. John's Wort Extract



St. John's Wort Extract is a weak inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO), which destroys monoamine neurotransmitters including dopamine in the brain and leads to low spirits. It has also been shown to inhibit reuptake of several neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, noradrenaline, and GABA in the brain, and to reduce expression of interleukin-6. It is most commonly used for depression and conditions that sometimes go along with depression such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 68917-49-7
Synonyms Hypericum Perforatum Extract