English : St John’s wart
Description and diagnostic features
It is a perennial crawling plant most of the year but shoots up to flower just before midsummer.
Flowers ans soft leaves.
It is used to oil around the eyes and improve eyesight.
It is used to treat hurt nerves as in bruised nerves.
It is also popular for rubbing out pains in the limbs.
It makes the skin and eyes light sensitive.
It also blocks 75% of adhesion sites for drugs on the cell walls.
It grows from seed and spreads along the roads in the Western Cape.