Hypericum Perforatum

Scientific Name: Hypericum Perforatum L.
Synonyms: Hypericum Gater., Hypericum Vulgare Lam.
English Name: St.John’s Wort, Hypericum, Hard Hay
Other Names in English: Amber, Demon Chaser, Goatweed, Hypericum
perforatum, Millepertuis.
Family: Hypericaceae

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Health Benefits

St. John’s Wort Leaves
1- Brew 10 to 40 grams of its leaves and flowering branches in a liter of boiling water and drink the strained tea every morning, noon and night. It is astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue and anti-worm of the stomach and intestines, it is useful for treating migraines, nervous headaches, delayed menstruation of young women, moist asthma, epilepsy, hysteria and calming the nerves.
2- If you drink a little of its extract every day for forty days, it is useful for relieving pain in the gluteal muscles, treating sciatica and gout.
3- Its poultice is useful for cleaning and healing wounds, severe injuries and fire burns.
4- If the pulverized powder is sprayed, it is very effective for cleaning the stinking wound.
5- Rubbing its fresh leaf juice is useful for healing wounds, burns and scratches.
St. John’s Wort Flowers
Temperament: Very hot and dry.
Drink a cup of its brewed tea after each meal. It is a desiccant, it relieves cramps, it breaks down humors and viscosities, it is anti-depressant, it is useful for tetanus, it is effective for treating AIDS, it is useful for opening stomach and liver cramps and increasing urine secretion, is yellow bile laxative and emmenagogue, is useful for relieving lack of appetite, simple diarrhea, liver and kidney colic, jaundice, kidney stones and anemia in young girls and strengthens the body’s immune system.


It is a plant of the Hypericaceae family, perennial and herbaceous with opposite oval leaves and slightly elongated. Its white or yellow flowers appear singly on the stem at the top of the stem in clusters as an umbrella on top of the plant in May to October. The flowers are slightly fragrant and smell like cottonwood gum. The fruit is in the form of a capsule in which the seeds are placed. This plant is usually grown in most parts of the world in bare lands and light and wooded parts of forests and in ruins. In Iran, it is found in the slopes of Alborz, North, West Azerbaijan, Khorasan, West of Iran, Gorgan and other regions.

Chemical Constituents

The main constituents in the volatile oil of H. helianthemoides were α-pinene (31.9 ± 1.9%), (E)-β-ocimene (12.5 ± 1.0%), β-phellandrene (8.4 ± 1.1%), β-pinene (6.3 ± 0.4%), β-caryophyllene (5.7 ± 0.4%) and germacrene-D (4.3 ± 0.7%). Javidnia et al. identified 71 constituents in the volatile oil of H. helianthemoides from south Iran. The major constituents were β-caryophyllene (23.3%), spathulenol (17.4%), 14-hydroxy-9-epi-(E)-caryophyllene (15.6%) and α-pinene (6.7%).

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