This listing is for one (1) packet of 50 St Johns Wort seeds collected from our own plants.
St Johns Wort is a nervine or a medicine used for calming the nerves. This specific title covers myriad health issues, making this plant of great benefit to human health. This plant has been found to have a special affinity with the solar plexus and all of its functions, supporting vital organs like the liver, gall bladder, digestive tract and kidneys.
St Johns Wort is probably best known for its treatment of mild to moderate depression. Studies have shown it to work as well as SSRIs, with less negative side effects. Apparently scientists have yet to discover how this plant works, attributing its success to the chemical hypericin or to its ability to increase serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. But as any holistic healer knows, a plant's benefit can never be reduced to one chemical and will always react relative to whomever is taking it.
St Johns Wort also has antiviral qualities and paired with its ability to soothe nerves, becomes especially effective against shingles and herpes. It also benefits the skin, stimulating capillary regeneration and hastening healing of burns, cuts, insect bites, etc.
The plants calming effects also benefit PMS and menopause in women, relaxing muscles and soothing emotions. Its ability to relax muscles spasms is beneficial to anyone with over-worked muscles, digestive spasms or spasmodic coughing.
Flowers yellow to 3 to 4 feet. Appears as a ground cover the first year. Takes approx 14-30 days to germinate. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil.