St. John's Wort's is a medicinal herb that has a long history of traditional use in Europe as a phytomedicine to support mental health and emotional wellness. St. John's Wort's medicinal uses were first recorded in ancient Greece. The name St. John's Wort comes from the fact that the plant flowers around St. John's Day, which falls on June 24th. The aerial parts of the herb that are used medicinally are harvested during the flowering season and then dried to make the extract. St. John's Wort contains many beneficial compounds, Hypericins and Hyperforins being the two most common, that are responsible for the herb's therapeutic benefits.