NATURALLY GROWN ST. JOHNSWORT
Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
Description: St. Johnswort is a hardy perennial native to Europe and now grown in the United States with bright yellow flowers and stamins growing in height of 24-36"
Culinary Uses: Steeped for teas. Leaves and flowers can be used in salads.
External Uses: As an ointment, oil or salve, St. Johnswort's healing properties are known to reduce inflammation, muscle and joint pain, help in the healing of sunburns, cuts, bruises, arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, wounds hemorrhoids.
Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves, stems, flowers
Medicinal Properties and Uses of St. Johnswort: St. Johnswort is anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory used often as a topical pain reliever. St. Johnswort aids in the symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood swings, menstrual symptoms, bronchial problems, fatigue, insomnia, flu, gout, ulcers,
Cautions: St. Johnswort has been known to interfere with some medications for those with heart problems, high blood pressure, HIV and immune deficiencies...plkease consult your doctor prior to using St. Johnswort.
St. Johnswort Tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried St. Johnswort in 1 cup water. Strain and drink.