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Hypericum perforatum COMMON ST. JOHN'S WORT

St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). Also known in Greek as βάλσαμο (balsamo). Used medicinally to treat wounds for centuries by the Knights of St John (hence its name) on Rhodes and is currently being researched as a cure for depression.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Frank Mayfield