Species of the genus Hypericum
(Hypericaceae) have been traditionally used in different parts of the world as antiseptic, diuretic, stomachic, wound healing and antimicrobial agents (von Poser et al.
The genus Hypericum
, which is represented by over 10 species in Iran (Karimi, 2002) is one of the medicinal plants that are used in traditional medicine (Prajapati, et al.
Chemical ecologist Thomas Eisner of Cornell University found some of the bitter beer compounds, called DIPs for dearomatized isoprenylated phloroglucinols, in flowers of six species of the genus Hypericum
John's wort, which is the common name for all plants of the genus Hypericum
In the course of our ongoing project for the detection of antifungal compounds in native Southern Brazilian plants, we selected species of the genus Hypericum
to begin our screening for antifungal compounds.