Hypericum Perforatum Essays

St. Johns Wort and Its Anesthetic Implications

St. John’s Wort or hypericum perforatum is a herb which has gained importance in the treatment of certain psychological conditions like depression, anxiety, sleep-related disorders (Kaye, Kucera and Sabar et al, 2004), vitiligo (Sabar, Kaye and Frost, 2001), fibrositis, cancer, obsessive-compulsive neurosis, headache and sciatica (Kaye, Baluch and Kaye, 2007). It is also used in bronchitis, burns, gastritis, enuresis, hemorrhoids, insect bites, hypothyroidism, scabies, kidney disease and wound healing (Emst, 2002). It is popularly known as amber, hardhay, goat weed,…

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