Garden of medicinal plants

Photos Credit: Salagon Museum

Translator: Jean-Marc Bulit

Saint John's wort

Saint John's wort has large yellow flowers and was traditionally picked on Saint John's day (June 24). It was also called after Saint John in France in the Middle Ages before being called millepertuis, meaning a thousand holes, because its leaves are dotted with many transparent spots (oil pouches) that you can observe under the light.

Saint John's wort was known as a diuretic and a hepatic remedy and as a devil-chaser against evil spells.

It is still used in popular medicine today, as an oily maceration against skin burns, wounds and ulcers. In homeopathic medicine hypericum perforatum (the scientific appellation) is used particularly in case of trauma of nerves.

Common vervain - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Rosemary de from Drôme, photo J.Bouchut - Oldcook : medicinal garden Pot marigold from Drôme, photo J.Bouchut - Oldcook : medicinal garden Saint John's wort - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Common mallow - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum Clary sage - Oldcook : medicinal garden with photos of Salagon Museum

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Jardin médiéval imaginaire