Hypericum_perforatum_extract_vemoherb

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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