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Midsummer Herbs - St John's Wort

Late July brings quite a glut of herbs to harvest, including many of the more sun loving plants that make superb infused oils.  In this particular case, a warm July morning saw me out rummaging in the garden, gathering in handfuls of the sunny yellow flowers of St John’s Wort, with its characteristic pollen that stained my fingers red after a short while.  751 more words

Hedgerow Musings

Great Mullein is no longer...

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Summer seems to be whistling past and the grasses and many flowers are setting seed now. This seems to have happened earlier this year, perhaps because of the good weather. 361 more words


Nature | Echtes Johanniskraut

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Hypericum perforatum, known as Perforate St John’s-wort, Common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, is a flowering plant of the genus Hypericum and a medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and potent anti-inflammatory properties. 39 more words



Yesterday during a visit to our local Garden Centre to pick up some more seeds, I came across an interesting tuber, it is called Oca (Oxalis tuberosa).  476 more words

My Garden

St. John's Wort and Inner Sunshine

St. John’s Wort’s genus is Hypericum. With about 490 species of this genus, we can just say that it’s a big family (smile). It is one of the most widespread herbs, covering all the the globe except in certain tropical areas, the polar regions, and the desert. 486 more words


St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) can keep you happy

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – This herb is often used to treat mild to moderate depression. It is especially helpful to patients who do not respond well to SSRI medication (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). 7,228 more words