Definitions for "Hypericum"
Keywords:  wort, lowlands, arctic, john, desert
A genus of plants, generally with dotted leaves and yellow flowers; -- called also St. John's-wort.
Bruises and other injuries, especially on sensitive parts of the body. Hypericum is prepared from the herb St. John's Wort, using the whole fresh plant. It is mainly a remedy for injuries, with particular actions on the parts of the body rich in sensitive nerves. It can be applied directly as a cream or diluted tincture (one part of tincture in ten parts of water), or taken in the usual pill form.
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