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Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum L. Engl.: common St. Johnswort, perforate St John's-wort, St. John's wort, amber, goatweed, klamathweed. Deu.: Echtes Johanniskraut, Johanniskraut, Blutkraut, Gemeines Johanniskraut, Hartheu, Tüpfel-Hartheu, Tüpfel-Johanniskraut. Suom.: mäkikuisma, läpikuisma. Sven.: johannesört, äkta mannablod, johannesblöda, mansblod, randpirk, äkta johannesört. Dan.: prikbladet perikon. Fran.: millepertuis commun, millepertuis perforé, casse-diable, millepertuis. Ital.: iperico. Span.: hipérico.

St. John's wort: infused oil.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 01.2000.

St. John's wort: EO.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 01.2000.

Depression.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 02.1996.

Field week: picking things

Henriette's herbal blog: It's easy to pick lots of herbs when you have a couple dozen hands.

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Flowers in a basket. Perheniemi, Finland. Picked. 2006-07-10.

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A basket of St. John's wort and musk mallow. Perheniemi, Finland. Picked. 2006-07-10.

SJW: silly science.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Drop Hypericum extracts into blood serum and extrapolate from that to what it would do in whole people - and they call this science?

St. John's wort oil

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Henriette's herbal blog: Things that make you go hmmm: that oil is still cloudy.

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Infused St. John's wort oils: the cloudy oil was made from frozen fresh herb, and is still cloudy after standing for 10 days. The clear oil was made from fresh herb, and has cleared up in less than 7 days. The cloudy oil cleared up later on. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Processed. 2005-08-03.

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Infused St. John's wort oils: the cloudy oil was made from frozen fresh herb, and is still cloudy after standing for 10 days. The clear oil was made from fresh herb, and has cleared up in less than 7 days. The cloudy oil cleared up later on. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Processed. 2005-08-03.

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Plant in red and green seeds. Ylästö, Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 2005-07-28.

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Red and green seeding tops. Ylästö, Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 2005-07-28.

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Fresh flowering tops of St. John's wort in oil, in a waterbath. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Processed. 2005-07-28.

St. John's wort.

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Henriette's herbal blog: The color of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is purple.

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Flowering tops and the red color you get from crushed fresh flowers and flowerbuds. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-07-04.

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Flowers and flowerbuds, with their dark oil glands showing. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2005-07-04.

SJW and the pill.

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Henriette's herbal blog: So there's a theory that St. John's wort stops contraceptive pills from working.

Troubleshooting herbal oils

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Henriette's herbal blog: Things that can go wrong when making herbal oils.

Herbs for sorrow.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Herbs to help with sorrow.

Berberis tincture

Henriette's herbal blog: Buying dried root vs dried root bark.

Photo: Hypericum perforatum 14.

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Flower, closeup, and green seedpod. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2004-09-11.

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Flowerbuds with the characteristic black dots, and flower. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2004-09-11.

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Flowering plant. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 2004-08-20.

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Young shoots in spring. Perheniemi, Iitti, Finland. Wild. 2004-04-19.

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Young shoots in spring. Perheniemi, Iitti, Finland. Wild. 2004-04-19.

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