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.
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.
From the genus Hypericum
many phloroglucinol derivatives have also been isolated, of which some are related to the well-known hyperforin, isolated from H.