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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Hypericum: An antidepressant traditional Western herb

Shobhit Kumar

Dept. of Swasthvritta, U.A.U. Rishikul Campus, Haridwar

Uttam Kumar Sharma 

Dept. of Panchakarma, U.A.U. Rishikul Campus, Haridwar

V.K Pandey

Dept. of Physiology, U.A.U. Gurukul Campus, Haridwar

 D.K Goyal

Dept. of kayachikitsa, U.A.U. Rishikul Campus, Haridwar

Abstract

Hypericum’s complete botanical name is Hypericum perforatum. Perforatum is Latin for “perforated”. The flowers are a bright yellow orange. It has served as a sedative, painkiller, and analgesic. The blossoms have been added to sweek oil (a refined olive oil used medicinally) for a soothing dressing for cuts.” Herbalists credit it with increasing and inducing a sense of well-being. Hypericum is available in tablets, capsules, drops and teas. It is also available as an oil for external use. The oil cannot be recommended for internal use as an antidepressant. In a study of 3,250 patients taking hypericum, only 2.4 percent experienced any side effects at all. The side effects reported tended to be mild. Gastrointestinal irritations accounted for 0.6 percent, allergic reactions for 0.5 percent, tiredness for 0.4 percent, and restlessness for 0.3 percent. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb upto 3 ft.high, distributed in the western Himalayas at altitudes of 3000-10500 ft.

Hypericum, toxicity, diarrhea, nausea

Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs, Rodale Press, 1987. Editors Claire Kowalchik & William Hylton.

John A.A. Hunter, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 19th Ed, 2005 ch 22, p1133

Vagbhata, Ashtang Hridaya, Chikitsa sthana, 11thEd,1993, Choukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan,Varanasi

Kumar, S., Sharma, U. K., Pandey, V. K., & Goyal, D. K. (2015). Hypericum: An antidepressant traditional Western herb. Environment Conservation Journal16(1&2), 169-171.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.161227

Received: 05.01.2015

Revised: 22.03.2015

Accepted: 29.04.2015

First Online: 12.06. 2015

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.161227

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