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

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.