St John’s Wort is a perennial herb commonly found on sunny hillsides, fields and at the edges of woods and roads. When its yellow flowers are crushed in-hand, they leave a bright stain.
Traditionally, this herb has been used as a mild tranquilizer and as a treatment for insomnia and depression. Recent studies appear to validate its effect on anxiety and certain emotional disturbances.
The calming properties of St John’s Wort have been useful in treating bed-wetting. St John’s Wort tea has also been traditionally used for relieving premenstrual stress and irritability.