Hypericum lanuginosum

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany


Hypericum lanuginosum Lam.


  • Downy St.John's-wort
  • `ishbet al-jurh عشبة الجرح
  • waraq el-'awarwar ورق العورور
  • pera' tzamir
  • פֶּרַע צָמִיר


  •  Hard rock outcrops
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Hypericum lanuginosum Lam.

System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used
Wound healing

Bleeding wound


1.Grind leaves & apply to wound. (B)
2. Grind dried aerial parts & apply to wound. (Z)

Aerial parts, Leaf B, Z
Wound healing

Wound disinfectant


Grind dried aerial parts & apply to wound.

Aerial parts Z

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Hypericum genus has species which contain anthone derivatives, alkaloids & hypericin. Skin contact with sap or ingestion of plant can cause photosensitivity. Taken orally side-effects include gastointestinal disturbances, allergic reactions & fatigue. Should not be taken orally with serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs (e.g. fluoxetine (Prozac) ) as can cause mental confusion, hallucinations, agitation, headache, coma, shivering, sweating, fever, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea & tremors. May reduce the effectiveness of other drugs & contraceptive pill.