Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum. Traditionally used as anxiolytic, sedative, antiinflammatory and anti-depressant herb. St. John's wort is one of the most valuable European medicinal plants for nervous problems. Herbalists have long used it as a tonic for anxiety, tension, insomnia, and depression particularly that associated with menopause. Caution: Hypericum may interact with prescription drugs, please check with your doctor or pharmacist prior use.