Hypericum perforatum is an herbaceous perennial that grows wild along roadsides and in disturbed meadows. Native to Europe, Saint John’s wort has naturalized in temperate climates around the globe. Its bright yellow flowers are reminiscent of the sun and are traditionally harvested in the peak of summer between June and August. St. John’s wort has a long history of use in traditional Western herbal practices. Typical preparations include steeping as tea, oil infusion, and extract.