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hy·per·i·cum

 (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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Comparative antioxidant and antimicrobial activities phenolic compounds extracted from five Hypericum species. Food Tech.
Previous reports state the inhibitory activity of water-alcoholic extracts of different Hypericum species on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), suggesting the potential beneficial effects in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) [5, 7].
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.
Heydel, "Production of hypericin, pseudohypericin and flavonoids in cell cultures of various Hypericum species and their chemotypes," Planta Medica, vol.
Breaking of seed dormancy in a Turkish endemic Hypericum species: Hypericum aviculariifolium subsp.
This is in accordance with similar data demonstrating analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of various Hypericum species in mice models either with tetradecanoylphorbol acetate (TPA) induced ear inflammation (Rabanal 2005, Sanchez-Mateo 2006), zymosan induced organ dysfunction syndrome or of carrageenan induced pleuritis (Sanchez-Mateo 2006, Di Paola 2007).
Antifungal activity of some Brazilian Hypericum species. Phytomedicine 2005;12:236-240.
COMPARATIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTED HYPERICUM SPECIES WITH AMPLIFIED FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM AND HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSES.
His goal is to identify genetic markers capable of differentiating between closely related Hypericum species.
Because the effective dose of other plant species widely recognized as antidepressants, such as Valerian officinal is, Paeonia lactiflora, and several Hypericum species (Sanchez-Mateo et al.