St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St-John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) wild blossom flowers healthy medicinal natural herbs

« A healer of troublesome wounds and nerve pain »

Common name(s): St. John's wort, klamath weed, tipton weed, goat weed, enola weed

Family: Hypericaceae

Origin: Europe, western Asia, and North Africa

Parts used: flowers

Constituents: phenolic compounds, terpenoids, hyperforin, hypericin naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols, and flavonoids (such as phenylpropanes, flavonol glycosides, and biflavones), essential oils

Therapeutic actions: alterative, astringent, diuretic, nervine, vulnerary

Organs or systems affected: bladder, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, central nervous system

Main medicinal uses:

  • soothes nerves, anxiety and depression
  • detoxifies and strengthens organs
  • heals wounds
  • kills bacteria and viruses
  • improves disposition

Counterindications: although research shows that St. John's wort does not act as a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, there are many reported cases of adverse effects when St. John's wort is combined with some prescriptions. Consult your doctor before taking it.

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