HYPERICUM- The gift that keeps on giving

Hypericum come from a plant in the Hypericaceae family and is part of the genus Hypericum. It is most commonly known as tutsan or St. John’s Wort and its scientific name is Hypericum androsaemum. Hypericum is a gift that keeps on giving. After flowering, the stems go on to produce many beautiful and shiny berries.

Flower and berries in one magical stem

The berries come in a variety of colors such as: red, yellow, green, pink, white and black. Often, they are used in a variety of bouquets, displays, and arrangements. Since they come in so many different colors, it is easy to blend them in with other flowers. It is a top choice for florists to use, especially for wedding bouquets. These berries are commonly used because they do not stain and also blend well with a wide array of flowers, such as roses, carnations, and calla lilies.

Interesting facts about Hypericum:

Hypericum species are well known for their medicinal properties, and are widely used in phytotheraphy.

Hypericum perforatum, also known as Common Saint John’s wort, is the most medicinally important species of the Hypericum genus. It is one of the best-selling herbal medicines in the world!

The plant has anti-depressive properties. Saint John’s wort has been used medicinally for hundreds of years for a variety of health issues. It has traditionally been used to treat burns, cuts, bruises and wounds. The plant is also known for its ability to fight depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). https://www.thelivingnature.com/hiperico-discover-its-benefits-and-medicinal-properties

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