St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a small plant with beautiful yellow flowers. It has a long history of human usage because of its mood-lifting effects. It's used to release tension and stimulate a more positive outlook. *
To make an infusion, pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Do not take more than three cups a day.
For specific therapeutic purposes, it may be better to use this herb in the form of capsules or tablets containing a standardized extract.