scourge throughout rangelands of Australia and US, St. John's Wort,
a native of Europe, has enjoyed renewed appreciation and increased
value in the global market for its medicinal strength.
Grow specs: An erect perennial to 2
ft, St. John's Wort blooms in tiny, star- shaped yellow flowers
throughout summer. Plant in any soil with good drainage and full
sun. Space at 12"
St. John's Wort oil contains the extract hypericin
which can be applied externally to treat bruises and abrasions.
The herb is taken internally as a tea or tincture to treat lung
ailments and depression, and shows promise in combating retroviruses