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 (hī-pĕr′ĭ-kəm)
[Latin hyperīcum, from Greek hupereikos, huperīkon; see hypericin.]

hypericum

(haɪˈpɛrɪkəm)
n
(Plants) any herbaceous plant or shrub of the temperate genus Hypericum: family Hypericaceae. See rose of Sharon1, Saint John's wort
[C16: via Latin from Greek hupereikon, from hyper- + ereikē heath]
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Noun1.hypericum - large almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowersHypericum - large almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowers; cosmopolitan except tropical lowlands and Arctic or high altitudes and desert regions
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Clusiaceae, family Clusiaceae, family Guttiferae, Guttiferae, St John's wort family - widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
St John's wort - any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil
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Summary: One new taraxastane type triterpene (1) along with eight known compounds have been isolated from chloroform soluble fraction of Hypericum oblongifolium.
They also review the limited evidence available on the effectiveness of other treatment options, such as propranolol, melatonin, and hypericum.
This herbal remedy, also known as hypericum, is used to treat mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and seasonal affective disorder.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the leishmanicidal activity of lipophilic extracts of eight Hypericum species against promastigote forms of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis.
The bride carried a traditional hand-tied bouquet of pink garden roses, white hydrangeas, white larkspur accented with green hypericum berries, and Italian ruscus wrapped in a double-face ivory satin ribbon with pearl pinning.
Checklist ADDRESS: Hypericum Gardens, Wyken, Coventry.
Arnica is used for any physical pain, and Hypericum is indicated for nerve injury.
Increase ground cover by digging up, dividing and replanting quick spreading shrubs such as Hypericum and periwinkle.
Each product contains a blend of Nelsons purest, natural plant extracts; calendula, arnica and hypericum with tea tree oil to create the ideal skincare system.
In view of this we examined post hoc the conditional probability (the probability of an event occurring assuming another event has already occurred) of response to SJW compared with placebo and antidepressants via an analysis of a pooled sample of MDD patients from two 8 week RCTs comparing SSRIs versus SJW (The Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group study 2002 and the Fava et al study 2005).