is purely a medicinal plant. The drug is used as raw material by the
industry to prepare various formulations for the treatment of mild
depression, due to some biologically active substances, mainly
hypericin and pseudohypericin.
herb finds many applications in popular medicine as healing of wounds
and burns in the form of extract in olive oil (valsamolado
spatholado). It has beneficial properties for the skin, helps to
relaxation and sleep.
use of the herb as decoction drug for therapeutic purposes should be
done with great care and should not be used in infants and children.
plant in contaminated soil or atmosphere gathers many heavy metals,
so collectors of native should avoid the collection from contaminated
areas, such as the edges of highways.