Natural Remedies > Hypericum Fact Sheet
This Also known as St.-John's-wort, this shrubby perennial herb has oblong leaves that are covered with transparent oil glands that look like human flesh. The leaves resemble skin and even give the appearance of bleeding when injured. It is no coincidence that this herb is renowned for it’s healing properties for the skin.
In Homoeopathy, Hypericum is often prescribed for injuries to the body, and for the soothing effect it has on injured nerves.
The whole plant is harvested for Homoeopathic use in summer and is pounded to a pulp, soaked in an alcohol solution, then diluted to the desired potencies.
Hypericum is available over the counter in various strengths, in both liquid and tablet form.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.