St. John's Wort
Common Name: St. John's Wort
Botanical Name: (Hypericum perforatum)
Properties: Sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, Astringent, Anti-depressant, Discutient
Folktales, Facts, and History: It has been used as a skin remedy for hundreds of years. The following is a quote from herbalist William Coles from the 17th century, "The little holes where of the leaves of Saint Johns wort are full, doe resemble all the pores of the skin and therefore it is profitable for all hurts and wounds that can happen thereunto."