St. John's wort, Artemis, St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
The herb St. John's Wort is found in nature on the edges of forests or in dry fields. The adult plant can reach one meter high. It blooms from June to August and is visited by bees and other insects pollen collectors. The leaves of the herb St. John perforatum owe their name to their oil glands. Because of its healing powers it is cultivated too.
Soil: Not suitable for all soils, if they are too acidic. It should be located in a sunny and dry spot in the garden. The roots reach a depth of approx. 50 cm.
Multiplication: by seeds in spring and autumn.
Winter: Winter hardy in garden
In the Home: The leaves contain some red and yellow pigments suitable for coloring.
Medicinal: Good against mild depression and many other effects. Soothing, antispasmodic, expectorant, also helps against migraine and hormonal variations. St. John is said to have aphrodisiac power and increase male potency. It can have dangerous interactions with other medicinal products. Apart from the side effects that occur rarely observed increased photosensitivity to use (increased sun sensitivity). For this reason, St. John's wort should not consumed about 15 days before holidays or a period of intense sun exposure. Do not use during pregnancy.