—Petrae Herba.—It rises up with square upright stalks, some larger and higher than St. John's Wort; brown, having two leaves at every joint, like, but larger than 210 St. John's Wort, a little round pointed, with few or no holes in the leaves, and having some smaller leaves rising from the bosom of the greater, and a little hairy. At the tops of two stalks stand many star-like flowers, with yellow threads in the middle, very like those of St. John's Wort, differing only in size and height. The seed is the same in both. It grows in many small low woods, and near water-courses. It flowers in June and July, and the seed is ripe in August.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of St. Peter's Wort:

They are nearly the same as those of St. John's Wort, yet rather weaker. Two drachms of the seeds taken at a time in honey-water, purges choleric humours, (as say Dioscorides, Pliny and Galen) and therefore it relieves the sciatica. The leaves are used as St. John's Wort, to cure burns and scalds.
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