Family Name: Hypericaceae
Botanical Name(s): Hypericum Perforatum
Popular Name(s): Johnswort, Amber, Touch-and-Heal, Goat Weed,
Hardhay, Klamath Weed, Rosin Rose, Hypericum, Tipton Weed, St. John's
Parts Used: Herb Tops and flowers
Habitat: Britain and throughout Europe and Asia.
Description: This much talked about herb is a bright cheerful
plant with 5-petalled, gland-dotted yellow flowers. A herbaceous
perennial growing freely wild to a height of 1 to 3 feet in uncultivated
ground, woods, hedges, roadsides, and meadows. Leaves are pale green,
sessile, oblong, with pellucid dots or oil glands, which may be seen on
holding leaf to light.
Uses: Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in
suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhea, hysteria and nervous
depression, haemoptysis and other hemorrhages and jaundice.