It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil. The herb and the fruit are sometimes used as a tea substitute.
Botanical Name:Hypericum perforatum
Plant Part:Ariel parts
Extraction Method:Steam Distillation
Aromatic Scent:Fruity, spicy odour.
Common Uses:Anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, nervine, antimicrobial, antidepressant. It is increasingly recommended for the treatment of depression. In addition, neuralgic pain, fibrositis, sciatica, and rheumatic pain. Externally, it is used as a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory agent. Furthermore, its especially useful for healing sunburn.
History:The genus name Hypericum is from Greek and means over an apparition as the herb was once considered odiferous enough to cause evil spirits to depart. The name Saint John's Wort is said to be in honor of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who used this herb to treat battlefield wounds.
Cautions:May cause irritation if to eyes, respiratory system and sensitive skin. Avoid use with sensitive skin.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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