Hypericum perforatum is widespread in many areas of the world where self-sows. It also known as perforate St John's-wort, common Saint John's wort and St John's wort
Hypericum perforatum is a herbaceous plant, perennial, rhizomatous with erect multi-branching stems of up to 80cm.
The leafs are opposite ovate, sessile.
Its flowers are bold yellow.
Used since ancient times in herbal medicine.
Today, except for the use of the official medicine, pharmacology and traditional medicine, used in homeopathy and in the cosmetics industry.
Used parts: flowers, leaves, shoots.
The harvesting period Hypericum perforatum starts from June until September, when the plant is in fully bloomed.