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St. John's Wort - Live Plant
St. John's Wort - Live Plant
St. John's Wort - Live Plant
St. John's Wort - Live Plant

St. John's Wort - Live Plant

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Description

Are you looking for a healthy, practical method to improve your mental and emotional health? The ideal match for any yard or house is St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) plant, so think about buying one! 

Each plant has a robust root system and several stems that will bloom with clusters of vibrant yellow blooms in the summer.

What key elements are required to establish optimal conditions for growing St. John's Wort successfully?

Successful growth of St. John's Wort hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for St. John's Wort is full sun to partial shade.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, St. John's Wort grows best in well-drained, loamy soil.

Be mindful of St. John's Wort's eventual size. It's best to allocate 12-18 inches of space between plants, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and up to 24-36 inches tall.

The flowering season of St. John's Wort is often summer, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

How can I use with St. John's Wort?

Historically, the flowers of the plant has been utilized to create oil infusion, tincture, revealing the numerous benefits associated with St. John's Wort.

About St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a stunning and colorful perennial plant distinguished by its tall stems with thin, rectangular leaves and its clusters of summer-blooming, vivid yellow flowers.

It is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for many years to cure a wide range of illnesses. The plant is frequently used to treat mild to moderate depression and anxiety because it contains substances thought to have antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral qualities.

However, St. John's Wort dosage should be discussed with a doctor or pharmacist prior to use as excessive consumption may result in liver damage. Additionally, although relatively anecdotal, the symptoms of abrupt withdrawal can include illness, anxiety, and disorientation. It would seem preferable to reduce the dose before making a total withdrawal.

 

How to Use St. John's Wort

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried St. John's Wort leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried St. John's Wort leaves are soaked for around 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: St. John's Wort oil can be combined with beeswax to form an analgesic salve. 
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried St. John's Wort leaves/flowers/stems can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form St. John's Wort vinegar infusion.

St. John's Wort - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is St. John’s Wort an annual or perennial plant?

St. John's Wort is a perennial plant, which means that it can live for several years and will grow back each year from the root system. It is a terrific perennial addition to any garden since it can give you lovely blooms and therapeutic advantages year after year. A St. John's Wort plant is an incredible investment for your yard or home because it can last for many years with proper care.

 

How much space should be needed to grow a St. John’s Wort?

St. John’s Wort can grow to be around 1 to 3 feet tall and wide. Therefore, it is important to space it at least 18-24 inches apart from other species for a good spread-out and healthy root system.

What zone does St. John’s Wort grow in?

Zones 5 to 9 are generally the best for growing St. John's wort. With some shelter throughout the winter, it can also grow in colder climates of zone 4.

 

When should I harvest St. John’s Wort?

Depending on your temperature and region, the best time to harvest St. John's Wort is during the flowering stage, which normally happens in late June or early July. The plant's flowers are at the peak of their potency and fragrance. Its stems and leaves should only be collected in the morning or evening when all of the remaining dew has dissipated.

 

Does St. John’s Wort flower or fruit?

St. John’s Wort plant produces vibrant yellow flowers which serve as a hotspot for pollinators. Depending on the climate and favorable conditions, it can produce dry brown fruits that contain seeds. 

 

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