Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    St. John's Wort
Botanical Name   Hypericum perforatum
System Affected   blood, tumors, boils, menstruation, uterine, wounds
Properties   Blood purifies. Good vs tumors and boils. Good vs chronic uterine problems. insomnia, nervous disorders, bedwetting. Help correct irregular menstruation. flu, asthma, burns, bruises, depression Antidepressant, hyperthyroidism Parkinson's, HIV Externally: bruises, burns, cuts, wounds, herpes, scabies As external oil speeds healing of labor scars
Description   bright yellow flowers
Toxicity   it's an MAO inhibitor; avoid if pregnant

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