20. St John’s Wort

No 20
Common Name: St John’s Wort
Scientific Name: Hypericum perforatum
Irish Name: Lus na Maighdine Muire
Family: Hypericaceae.
Habitat: This wildflower is found in grassy places, open woodland and road verges
Uses: St John’s-wort is widely used in medicine as a treatment for depression and as an ointment for skin problems such as eczema.  It is a prescription-only medicine.

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