Incorporate into your garden the aromatic seeds of San Juan herbs, known as St. John's wort, Hypericum, St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) and complement your cultivation with medicinal plants.
This plant is native to Europe and its particular name is because it usually blooms just around the time of the birth of Saint John the Baptist.
Recognized as a medicinal plant that helps fight depression, melancholy, menopausal symptoms and control anxiety, also has healing powers.
However, its consumption should be moderate and used consciously as it happens with any other medicinal plant could cause toxicity.
It develops reaching heights of 40 to 50 cm, from it sprout green leaves and intense yellow flowers made up of 5 elongated petals and several pistils in the center.
The seeds of St. John's wort should be planted in spring, they can grow even in poor soils, but better provide fertile substrates for better results.
Irrigation is important during its implantation then it can survive with little water when it is in direct soil, but if it is in pots, try moderate watering especially in summer.
The herb plant of San Juancan grow directly under the sun or partially under shade, in general lines it is a plant of little difficulty of cultivation.
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Characteristics of St. John's Wort.
- Medicinal use.
- Height: 40-50 cm.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: depression, melancholy, menopausal symptoms and to control anxiety.
- Planting time: Spring.
- Floors: All types.
- Solar exposure: sun-shade.
- Easy cultivation.
- Temperate climates.
- Irrigation: moderate.