Neuropharmacology of Genus Hypericum: Hypericin and Hyperforin

  • Amritpal Singh Saroya
  • Jaswinder Singh


H. perforatum is known by various names including Amber touch-and-heal, balm-of-warrior’s wound, devil’s scourge, god’s wonder plant, Klamath weed, goatweed, perforate St John’s wort, rosin rose, touch and heal and witcher’s herb. However, St John’s wort is widely and popularly used common name of H. perforatum (Upton 1997). The word St John’s wort is given to plant because it was harvested on the occasion of St John’s day, which falls on 24th of the June (Gunther 1968).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amritpal Singh Saroya
    • 1
  • Jaswinder Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Herbal ConsultantMohaliIndia
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologySri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical ScienceAmritsarIndia

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