Also known as goatweed. Is widely known as an herbal medicine for treating depression.
It is proposed that the mechanism of action of St. John’s wort is due to the inhibition of reuptake of certain neurotransmitters.
St John’s wort has been shown to be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression in certain studies.
A major constituent chemical, hyperforin, may be useful for treatment of alcoholism.
Used also as a topical remedy for wounds, abrasions, burns, and muscle pain.