Latin name - Hypericum perforatum
Avoid During Pregnancy
Herbs taken in theraputic dosages should be checked for safety and use during pregnancy and breast feeding in consultation with a qualified herbal practitioner. This herb should not be used internally during pregnancy unless prescribed by a qualified medical herbalist trained in the appropriate use of these substances.
Please check with your doctor or herbalist if you are taking any prescribed medications as St John's wort may affect the way they work. Including the contraceptive pill. Contraindicated in severe depression. Avoid in known photosensitivity, avoid excessive exposure to full sun or UVA. Seek alternative treatment if no significant response in 6 weeks. Discontinue at least 3 days prior to general anaesthesia.