Saint John's wort


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Saint John's wort

a. any of numerous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the temperate genus Hypericum, such as H. perforatum, having yellow flowers and glandular leaves: family Hypericaceae
b. a preparation of this plant often used to treat mild depression

Saint John's wort

[sānt ′jänz ‚wȯrt]
(pharmacology)
Hypericum perforatum. A herbacious perennial that has been used for millennia for its many medicinal properties, including wound healing and treatment of kidney and lung ailments, insomnia, and depression.