St John’s Wort
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Glycosides including the red pigment hypericin, flavonoids, tannins, resin and volatile oil.
- Vulnerary (promotes the healing of wounds)
- Diuretic (promotes the flow of urine)
Major Safety Issues:
- Can cause photosensitivity in some people
- Should be avoided in cases of liver damage
- Is contraindicated with certain drug interactions.