Herb latin name: Hypericum erectum


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



Medicinal use of Hypericum erectum:

The leaves and flowering tops are galactogogue. The stems are rich in tannin and are used in the treatment of arthritis, lumbago, neuralgia and rheumatism.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy places and thin woods in hills and mountains all over Japan. Grassy slopes at elevations of 400 - 2300 metresin China.

Edible parts of Hypericum erectum:

Leaves and stems. No more details.

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. Division in spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Hypericum erectum:

Grassy places and thin woods in hills and mountains all over Japan. Grassy slopes at elevations of 400 - 2300 metresin China.

Known hazards of Hypericum erectum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.