St John's wort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n St John's wort any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil
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Usage

In literature:

St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an intrusive weed in all hilly pastures, etc., and may fairly be called a social plant.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Like the Scottish rowan, or like St. John's wort, it is potent against evil influences.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Hypericum montanum (Mountain St. John's-wort) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
St. John's-wort, 195; Fig.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
By the hedge the straggling stalks of St. John's wort lift the yellow petals dotted with black specks above the bunches of grass.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
The petals of Jerusalem artichoke and St.-John's-wort dyed yellow.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
One only thing they feared, and that was the great St. John's wort.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
The St. John's wort perhaps?
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
It is said that sheep will occasionally eat laurel and St. John's-wort, which are poisonous to them.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
John's (St.) wort, divination by, 318.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
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In news:

St John's Wort, Kava, Comfrey, Chaparral , and Pennyroyal.
St John's Wort, Kava, Comfrey , Chaparral, and Pennyroyal.
What the Supplement Industry Isn't Telling You About St John's Wort.
St John's wort plant Macrodomo/Flickr.
St John's Wort, Kava, Comfrey, Chaparral, and Pennyroyal.
Is St John's Wort Safe.
Known for mitigating mild-to-moderate depression, St John's Wort is considered safe.
Susan Dentzer reports on the latest findings about St John's wort, the herbal remedy used to treat depression.
Beating Depression with St John's Wort.
St John's Wort, Kava , Comfrey, Chaparral, and Pennyroyal.
St John's Wort, Kava, Comfrey, Chaparral, and Pennyroyal .
We report here acute rejection in two transplant patients due to a metabolic interaction of St John 's wort and ciclosporin.
We report here acute rejection in two transplant patients due to a metabolic interaction of St John's wort and ciclosporin.
Written records document the use of Hypericum perforatum, otherwise known as St John's wort, as early as the Middle Ages.
What the Supplement Industry Isn't Telling You About St John's Wort .
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