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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 perforatum

Herbal medicine
Popularly known as Saint John’s wort, see there.

Homeopathy
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.

Hypericum

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).
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This is the first study reporting the leishmanicidai activity for Hypericum species on L amazonensis.
Significant differences in the leishmanicidai activity of extracts obtained from different Hypericum species were observed.
Determination of phenolic compounds in flowers of Hypericum species native to South Brazil and Peruvian Paramos.
Bioassay-guided isolation of antimicrobial benzopyrans and phloroglucinol derivatives from Hypericum species.
Phloroglucinol derivatives from four Hypericum species belonging to the Trigynobrathys section.
Chemical and pharmacological aspects of Southern Brazilian Hypericum species, in: Silva, J.
Polyphenol compounds such as tannins, flavonoids and phenolic acids were the most prominent components of the crude extracts investigated and could contribute to the antimicrobial activity of the Hypericum species extracts.
Condensed tannins are found frequently in Hypericum species and can be present in high levels (up to 16%) (Kartnig et al.
In Hypericum species, flavonoids are abundant, representing 11% in the flowers and 7% in the leaves of H.
Crude extracts of other native Hypericum species will also be evaluated against bacteria and fungi.
Kartnig T, Gruber A, Sauer H (1989) Comparative phytochemical investigations of Hypericum species.