Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Natural Remedies Of God's Creation

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

The common name for the plant that I have chosen to conduct research on is called “Shrubby John’s Wort”. The Latin name for Shrubby John’s Wort is Hypericum ascyron.

Shrubby John’s Wort grows in the form of a shrub. It is a perennial. It blooms from mid-July through September. It fruits from September to November. The flowers of the plant are yellow, which are five parted. Has a ring of orange anthers. Shrubby St. John’s Wort has dark green leaves. It is arranged in a terminal cyme. It’s fruit is in the form of a capsule, which has three different compartments. The leaves on a Shrubby St. John’s Wort are oblong and have opposite arrangements. The plant has a woody base.

Originally, St John’s Wort grew in parts of Europe and Asia. This plant was native to these regions. But it has proliferated in different temporal regions worldwide. St. John’s Wort is known as an invasive weed to some.

St. John’s Wort does not grow in any particular soil. It grows in sand, clay, rocky soil, or loam. It can tolerate both moist and dry soil. It thrives in a wide variety of environmental conditions.

It grows in prairies, swamps, and meadows.
Growth cycle: St. John’s Wort reproduces by seed. This plant  grows underground roots. The plant develops fruiting capsules. It develops prostate winter stems (woody stems). Winter stem growth takes place from June to September. Then, St. John’s Wort grows upright flower spikes. Full flowering takes place.
There are no known variations of Shrubby St. John’s Wort.

St. John’s Wort grows a strong taproot. It grows many lateral roots. The leaves on St. John’s Wort are long, light green in color, and oppositely arranged on the woody branches. The plant produces yellow or orange flowers which have black dots on the edges of the petals. The flowers on St. John’s Wort appear to be star-shaped.

There are no specific growth instructions for Shrubby St. John’s Wort. The plant grows in moist soil. It can either grow in a fully sunlit location or in an area of partial shade. St. John;s Wort can even be grown from cuttings.

St. John’s Wort can be used for medicinal purposes. This plant can be used in the treatment of  disorders such as anxiety and depression. It can also be used to treat other conditions such as an upset stomach, insomnia, hemorrhoids, and muscle pain. However, possible side effects of using St. John’s Wort include, but are not limited to, anxiety, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and diarrhea. In fact, the consumption of this plant may be poisonous to animals.   

The strong and wide root system of St. John’s Wort has been used to prevent erosion.

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