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Growing Information:

St Johnswort

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring or Fall

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-24"

PLANT SPACING: 12"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-8

Habitat and Description


Growing St Johnswort
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

You can grow St John's Wort and other Hypericum outdoors from seeds. These should be sown out in either early on in spring or towards the beginning of autumn. Once sown lightly cover the St John's Wort seeds. St John's Wort can grow in either a sunny area of the garden, or one that receives part shade. They prefer a well drained slightly acidic soil of pH 5.5 to 7, but the type is not overly important.



St Johnswort


The benefits of St Johnswort

Studies have also shown that St. John's Wort aids a person in his or her battle against mild to moderate depression. The use of the product promotes sleep which benefits those suffering from fatigue and/or insomnia. It alleviates stress and signs of PMS in women. St. John's Wort also helps boost energy levels in the body.

St. John's Wort can be used in a variety of other ways. The product can fight harmful bacteria and viruses that try to penetrate the body via cuts, bruises and/or abrasions. It can also soothe inflamed and swollen areas of the body.

The recommended daily dosage of St. John's Wort is 900 mg for adults. Benefits of taking the product may not be immediately noticed. As with other supplements, St. John's Wort does take time to buildup in the body. Although there are no limits on the food and drink a person can consume while taking the product, a person should take St. John's Wort with a meal in order to limit any irritation to the stomach that may occur.





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