Definition: Genus of perennial plants in the family CLUSIACEAE (sometimes classified as Hypericaceae). Herbal and homeopathic preparations are used for depression, neuralgias, and a variety of other conditions. Hypericum contains flavonoids; GLYCOSIDES; mucilage, TANNINS; volatile oils (OILS, ESSENTIAL), hypericin and hyperforin.
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Other names perforatums, Hypericum; perforatum, Hypericum; Wort, St. Johns; Wort, St. John's; Wort, Saint Johns; Wort, Saint John's; St. John Wort; Saint John Wort; Johnswort, St.; Johnswort, Saint; Johns Wort, St.; Johns Wort, Saint; John's Wort, St.; John's Wort, Saint; Hypericums; Hypericum perforatums; St. Johnswort; St. John's Wort; Saint Johnswort; Saint John's Wort