What is it about?

This collaborative paper describes for the first time antidepressant effects of Hypericum montbretti extracts on experimental animals. Also, phytochemical constituents of the plant, which may be responsible for the effect have been determeined.

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Why is it important?

Depression is an important health problem in the world. For the solution of this problem, newer drugs are necessary. This paper may have importance for the development of new antidepressant drugs.


There is no doubts that further studies are necessary for the achievement of new drugs from this natural source. It seems to be worth for further investigations, as its antidepressant actions comparable present drugs.

Yusuf Ozturk

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This page is a summary of: New antidepressant drug candidate:Hypericum montbrettiextract, Natural Product Research, September 2011, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2011.557800.
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