Characteristics of the plant Hypericum perforatum

The common name “St John’s wort” comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John’s Day, 24 June. Perforate St John’s wort is a herbaceous perennial plant with creeping rhizomes. Its stems are erect, branched in the upper section, and can grow to 1 m high. It has opposite, stalk-less, narrow, oblong leaves that are 1–2 cm long, yellow-green in color, with scattered translucent dots of glandular tissue. The flowers are colored bright yellow with conspicuous black dots. The herb flowers between late spring and early to mid-summer. Hypericum perforatum is native to parts of Europe and Asia but has spread worldwide as a cosmopolitan invasive weed, including to temperate regions of India, China, Canada, Africa, and the United States. Except for Hypericin, this herb also contains Tannins and Flavonoids: Quercetin, quercitrin.

  • Deffinition

    Product from above-the-earth parts of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort).

  • Appearance

    Dark brown amorphous powder, with specific odour.

  • Content of specific natural components

    Hypericin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 0.3

  • Shelf life

    3 (three) years from the date of production.

  • Storage

    Store in dry and cool places, away from direct sunlight

  • Packaging

    Hypericum perforatum is available in 10 kg PE bag, placed in carton box.

  • Application

    Extracts of this botanical are used alone or in combination with other plant extracts in production of food additives.

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