St. John's wort(Hypericum fasciculatum) Various species have been used medicinally for centuries in many ways, including as a diuretic, for constipation, difficult urination and depression, but with caution. These wetland shrubs are easy to identify by their five-petalled yellow flowers, many stamens and clusters of short, needle-like leaves.
Did You Know?
St. John's wort has been used in traditional European medicine as far back as the ancient Greeks! It is thought the name refers to St. John the Baptist, and the plant blooms around his feast day in late June. To discover more about the medicinal uses and side effects, visit the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.