Herb latin name: Hypericum bellum


Family: Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort Family)



Medicinal use of Hypericum bellum:

Febrifuge, vermifuge. Also used in the treatment of hepatitis, colds, dysentery and dermatitis.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Scrub on open hillsides. Forest glades. Open forest, forest edges, thickets and grassy slopes at elevains of 1900 - 3200 metres in the western Himalayas.

Other uses of Hypericum bellum:

A good ground cover.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 10C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring Careful division of old suckering shrubs in the dormant season.

Cultivation of Hypericum bellum:

Scrub on open hillsides. Forest glades. Open forest, forest edges, thickets and grassy slopes at elevains of 1900 - 3200 metres in the western Himalayas.

Known hazards of Hypericum bellum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.