St John's Wort | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

St John's Wort

st john's wortHypericum perforatum

Has become popular as a treatment for depression, reflecting its traditional role as a restorative treatment for melancholic conditions, to relieve symptoms of nervous tension and, particularly, to help with problems in the menopause.

St. John’s wort doth charm all the witches away.
If gathered at midnight on the saint’s holy day.
(trad., from 15th Century)