St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is a perennial herb that grows to a height of about 1-2 feet and has yellow flowers with small, black dots on the petals. The plant is known for its medicinal properties and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions.
The active ingredients in St. John's wort are thought to be hypericin and hyperforin, which are believed to have antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects. St. John's wort is often taken in the form of supplements, such as capsules or tablets, and can also be applied topically as a cream or oil. It is important to note that while St. John's wort has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes, its effectiveness and safety have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and potential risks.
St. John's Wort has a mild bitter taste that is comparable to black tea, and blends well with a variety of flavoring herbs without losing efficacy.
Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
Also known as: Perforate St. John's Wort, amber, goatweed, hardhay, hyperici herba, klamath weed, tipton weed