St John's wort

St John's wort

Name: St. John’s Wort

Latin name: Hypericum perforatum

Family:  Hypericaceae

Parts Used: Flowers, leaves

Taste: Astringent, bitter, slightly sweet

Energetics: Neutral to warming, drying

Key actions: Nervine tonic, vulnerary, astringent, inflammation modulator


                Do not use during phototherapy or excessive exposure to sunlight

                Speeds up the elimination of prescriptions and may interfere with                             MAOIs, SSRIs, narcotics & reserpine.

St. John’s wort is a beautiful herb for pain (anodyne) with an affinity for the nerves and nervous system. Because of this, St. John’s wort is one of the best herbs out there for nerve pain. *
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