Usefulness of studies on the molecular mechanism of action of herbals/botanicals: The case of St. John's wort.

@article{Choudhuri2005UsefulnessOS,
  title={Usefulness of studies on the molecular mechanism of action of herbals/botanicals: The case of St. John's wort.},
  author={Supratim Choudhuri and Luis Gilbert Valerio},
  journal={Journal of biochemical and molecular toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
The use of herbals/botanicals has been gaining wide popularity in recent years in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. The mechanism of action of most of these herbals/botanicals has not been subjected to thorough scientific investigations. St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) represents a useful case study in this sense. Traditionally, it is used as a natural treatment for depression; however, in recent years its molecular mechanism of action has been elucidated by a… CONTINUE READING