St John's Wort

St Johns Wort

AKA Hypericum Perforatum, this flowery plant from the Hypericaceae family can be found growing in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Eastern Asia. It has been used for hundreds of years to ease symptoms of depression, anxiety or insomnia. Its even known to be equal to prescription antidepressants which research suggests is due to the ingredients hypercin and hyperbolic, which may increase brain chemicals such as serotonin - known to play an important part of regulating our moods.