Friday 04 June · 2021

St. John’s Wort and Saffron for a positive mood

In times of emotional, stress and intellectual fatigue, some plants can help maintain a positive mood and state of mind.

Perennial plant, St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) belongs to the Hypericaceae family. It preferably grows in dry places, at the edge of paths. Also called “grass of St. John” or “devil hunt”, it was considered by the Druids as a blessed plant, able to drive away evil spirits thanks to its scent. It has long been used as a local treatment for burns, but today it is above all its “antidepressant” virtues that are recognized and highlighted. St. John’s Wort helps maintain a positive mood and emotional balance *. Hypericin, the main active substance in the plant, is identified as being responsible for this antidepressant action.

Saffron (Crocus sativus), a small perennial plant of the Iridaceae family, flowers in the fall season; large cup-shaped purple flowers with very long and very fragrant stigmas then emerge. It is the latter which, once harvested and carefully dried, will be marketed. If used in cooking to flavor and color, saffron is also a plant with health benefits: it helps promote relaxation and maintain a positive mood *.

Extracts available of St. John’s Wort at 0,3% hypericin and 3% crocin / 2% safranal saffron.
Origin Europe.

* authorized claims awaiting evaluation by the European Commission

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