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Hypericum/Hy·per·i·cum/ (hi-per´ĭ-kum) a genus of herbs, including several types of St. John's wort.
Hypericum perfora´tum the species of St. John's wort whose above-ground parts are used medicinally.
Hypericum perforatumHerbal medicine
Popularly known as Saint John’s wort, see there.
A homeopathic remedy (referred to simply as Hypericum) used for neuralgias or injuries affecting a nerve-rich body region (e.g., the fingers or lips). It is also used to treat asthma, back pain, crush injuries, puncture wounds and toothache.
a genus of the Clusiaceae (syn. Guttiferae) family of plants; contain the photosensitizing agent hypericin causing primary photosensitive dermatitis; includes H. aethiopicum, H. lanceolatum, H. leucoptychodes, H. perforatum (amber, goat weed, St. Johns wort, Klamath weed), H. revolutum (forest primrose), H. triquetrifolium (curled-leaved St. Johns wort).