Saint John's wort


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Saint John's wort

 [sānt jonz wort]
any of various species of the genus Hypericum; H. perforatum is the medicinal herb, which is used as a mild antidepressant, sedative, and anxiolytic; it is also used topically for inflammation of the skin, contusions, myalgia, and first-degree burns.

Saint John's wort

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Saint John'swort

(jŏnz′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
1. Any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having opposite leaves and yellow flowers with five petals and numerous stamens. Also called hypericum.
2. A preparation made from one of these plants (H. perforatum), used in herbal medicine especially as an antidepressant.

Saint John's wort

[sānt jonz wort]
any of various species of the genus Hypericum. H. perforatum is a medicinal herb, which is used as a mild antidepressant, sedative, and anxiolytic; it is also used topically for inflammation of the skin, contusions, myalgia, and first-degree burns.

Saint John's wort

An herbal remedy (Hypericum perforatum) used to treat mild to moderate depression.

CAUTION!

Caution should be used since this remedy interacts with many other medications.