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St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) blossoms, ready for crushing in a pestle and mortar. The flowering tips of the St John's wort plant are believed to have medicinal properties and are used as a natural wound-healer and as a cure for incontinence. The medicinally useful parts of the plant are gathered in the early summer and prepared as an infusion, syrup or fluid extract.
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