What is Hypericum perforatum?
Hypericum perforatum is more commonly known as St John’s wort, a plant that has been popularly used for centuries to relieve mild anxiety, stress and nervous tension. Scientists believe the shrubby plant, which has clusters of yellow flowers with oval, elongated petals, 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. Hypericum perforatum was used by Roman military doctors and in the middle ages was a common ingredient in herbal ‘potions’. It is believed to be 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 in a number of published clinical trials. Flordis uses a specially patented production process to carefully derive the Ze 117 ingredient, helping to ensure a reliable, high quality product that is consistent from one batch to another. This care in producing consistent quality actives means that you can expect consistent clinical outcomes.1