Hypericum perforatum, a source of neuroactive lead structures.

@article{Verotta2003HypericumPA,
  title={Hypericum perforatum, a source of neuroactive lead structures.},
  author={Luisella Verotta},
  journal={Current topics in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          187-201
        }
}
Although St. John's wort has been known for thousands of years and has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, understanding of its activity and mechanisms of action is relatively new and not well understood. While researchers originally thought the naphthodianthrone hypericin was responsible for Hypericum's antidepressant activity, it is now believed some other compound or a combination of constituents exerts their antidepressant activity on the body. Hypericum is unique in that it… CONTINUE READING
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