Herb latin name: Hypericum sampsonii


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



Medicinal use of Hypericum sampsonii:

The plant is anodyne, anticoagulant, depurative, emmenagogue, haemolytic, vermifuge. It stimulates the circulation and can also harm the foetus. Use with caution.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Wasted slopes and roadsides in China. Thickets, streamsides, grassy places, roadsides and cultivated margins at elevations of 100 - 1700 metres.

Edible parts of Hypericum sampsonii:

Edible young leaves and plant tops.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. 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 sampsonii:

Wasted slopes and roadsides in China. Thickets, streamsides, grassy places, roadsides and cultivated margins at elevations of 100 - 1700 metres.

Known hazards of Hypericum sampsonii:

There is a report that use of this plant can harm the foetus of pregnant females.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.