What Is St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)?Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) is a flowering plant that grows all across the world and has been used for more than 2000 years for its purported benefits.* Its name comes from the time of year it blooms, around the 24th of June, the feast day for St. John the Baptist. Wort is simply an old-fashioned word for plant. Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) was often considered an invasive weed in Australia since it was not native there, but Australia now produces approximately one-fifth of the world’s supply. The flowers are used for extracts, teas, and pills, and millions of people take Hypericum perforatum, with estimated annual sales in the billions.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) BenefitsHypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) may help in maintaining healthy mood in already healthy individuals and may help supply energy.*
- Promotes healthy mood*
- May help supply energy*