Standardized: St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum L.
Plant Family: Hypericaceae
Our North American St. John's Wort is organically cultivated in northern New England.
Hypericum perforatum is one of many species known as St. John's wort, and is the species most commonly associated with traditional herbalism. Native to Europe, it has since been naturalized to other temperate climates around the world, with particular prominence in North America. St. John's wort helps to promote a healthy mood and emotional balance.* The plant is traditionally harvested on St. John's Day (June 24th), and the flowers will continue blooming throughout the season.
Aerial portions, leaf and flower.
Herbaceous perennial plant with extensive, creeping rhizomes. During flowering, the plant will grow to be three or four feet tall. The bright yellow flowers have five petals, bear many stamens, and feature conspicuous black dots. This plant is distributed worldwide, and prefers to grow in poor, quickly-draining soil with full sun.
Uses And Preparations
St. John's wort is most commonly made into a tea. Fresh plant material is often infused into oil causing it to turn a stunning crimson color. The herb can also be tinctured or made into a capsule.
Specific: Not to be used during phototherapy. Fair-skinned persons should also avoid excessive exposure to sunlight during use. May decrease the blood levels of certain orally administered drugs. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking with medications.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.