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Botanical Names Hypericum perforatum; St. John's wort family;
Common Name St. John's
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Stem stalks 2 feet high, many spreading branches;
Leaves deep-green, ovate, obtuse, and composite leaves, full of small holes, plainly seen if held up to light
Flowers branched at top of stockes yellow flowers of five leaves each with many yellow threads in the middle, which contain a red liquid. June to August.
Root hard woody last many years new shoots each year
Fruit small blackish seeds contained in small round heads which contain three seeds;
Taste Balsamic, bitter
Odour Terbinthine
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Parts Used tops and flowers;
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Therapeutic Action Astringent
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Homiopatic  
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Preparation  
Dosage decoction teaspoon of flowers and tops cut or powdered to a cup of boiling water drink cold one cupful during day, a large mouthful at a times. fluid extract oil - powder tincture 10 to 20 min.
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Reference The Herb Book
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