What is Hypericum perforatum?
Hypericum perforatum is commonly known as St John’s wort and often used for the relief of mild anxiety, stress and nervous tension. St. John's wort is a shrubby plant with clusters of yellow flowers that have oval, elongated petals. Scientists believe it is native to Europe, parts of Asia and Africa, and the western United States. Both the flowers and leaves are used as medicine.
The history of Hypericum perforatum use
St John's wort has been used since the middle ages to help manage symptoms of mild anxiety and stress. It was the ancient Greek herbalists, such as Hippocrates, who originally documented the medicinal uses of St John’s wort. – It was used by Roman military doctors and in the middle ages was a common ingredient in herbal ‘potions’. It is believed it is called St John’s wort because it flowers around St John’s Day (June 24th) in the Northern hemisphere.
The specific extract used by Flordis
The Flordis extract of St John’s wort is known as Ze 117 and has been shown to assist in the relief of nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety number of clinical trials. Ze 117 is the result of a patented production process, helping to ensure a reliable, high quality product.
Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on how they are produced. Flordis believes it’s the science behind growing, harvesting and processing that delivers the true health benefits of natural medicine. That’s why in the making of a Flordis medicine, careful attention is applied to plant species and growing methods through to cultivation and harvest, using precise processes to help produce consistent crops. This is continued with extracting and manufacturing of specific ingredients following a series of strict controls to help deliver a consistent medicine from one batch to the next.
It is this specific medicine that is tested in clinical trials. And it’s the same medicine that you receive, which is one of the reasons you can feel good about its effectiveness. Flordis medicines follow processes where all of the steps involved in the growth and manufacture of the natural medicine are tightly controlled to reduce variability and to help ensure consistency.
The specific extract of St John’s wort used in the Flordis extract, Ze 117 contains consistently low levels (<1%) of the constituent hyperforin,1 which is considered to be possibly responsible for the interaction between some St John’s wort products and certain medications.