Hypericum : The genus Hypericum / edited by Edzard Ernst.

[Place of publication not identified] : CRC Press, 2003.
1 online resource (xii, 241 p., [4] p. of plates ) ill. (some col.) ;


Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles ; v. 31 [More in this series]
Summary note
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the best-selling herbal medicines in the world. For that reason, research into all aspects of St. John's wort continues to intensify. Hypericum: The Genus Hypericum summarizes the current knowledge on a wide range of issues, such as botany, plant infections, cultivation, manufacturing, standardization, quality control, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical application. This landmark book tackles issues not previously addressed, such as selection of the pharmacologically active compounds, application for severe depression, mechanisms of action, long-term effects and risks, marketing issues (dietary supplements or drugs), and comparison to synthetic drugs for the same indications. Containing many updated references, Hypericum will be of immense value to those involved in industry and academia alike, including researchers, producers, processors, importers and end users.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Language note
  • Hypericum botany / Norman K.B. Robson
  • Colletotrichum gloeosporioides as the casue of ST. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) dieback in Switzerland and breeding for a tolerant variety / M. Gaudin, X. Simonnet and N. Debrunner
  • A virus causing vein yellowing and necrotic leaf spots of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) / Hartmut Kegler
  • St. John's wort herb extracts : manufacturing, standardisation and characterisation / Frauke Gaedcke
  • Culture and biotechnology of Hpericum / Eva Čellárová
  • Chemical constituents of Hypericum ssp. / Josef Hölzl and Maike Petersen
  • Determination of hypericins and hyperforin in herbal medicinal products / Astrid Michelitsch [and others]
  • Secondary metabolites content of Hypericum sp. in different stages and plant parts / Katarzyna Seidler-Łożykowska
  • Herbal medicinal product of ST. John's wort : manufaturing and quality control / Beat Meier
  • The potential of in vitro cultures of Hypericum perforatum and of Hypericum androsaemum to produce interesting pharmaceutical compounds / Alberto C.P. Dias
  • The clinical pharmacology of Hypericum perforatum / E. Ernst and A.A. Izzo
  • Hypericin as a potential antitumour agent (the work of Professor Kyung-Tae Lee's group in Seoul) / William E. Court
  • Neuropsychopharmacological studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn / Vikas Kumar, P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya
  • Hypericum in the treatment of depression / C. Stevinson and E. Ernst.
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