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St John’s Wort – Hypericum perforatum

St John's Wort
St John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John’s Wort, is a flowering plant species of the genus Hypericum and a medicinal herb that is sold over-the-counter as a treatment for depression.

Other names for it include Tipton’s weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or Klamath weed. It is listed as a noxious weed in more than 20 countries.

St John’s Wort is one of the most popular medicinal herbs used around the world. It has been used for centuries as a mild and natural anti-depressant. However before you take St John’s Wort you should seek professional medical advice as it can have negative side effects for some people.