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Hyperici herba


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Name

Consists of the whole or fragmented, dried flowering tops of Hypericum perforatumL., harvested during flowering time. Content: minimum 0.08 per cent of total hypericins, expressed as hypericin (C₃₀H₁₆O₈; Mr 504.4), calculated with reference to the dried d

Foreign Names

  • Hyperici herba (Latin)
  • Johanniskraut (German)
  • Millepertuis (French)
  • Iperico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Erba di San Giovanni (IS)
  • Hartheu (IS)
  • Herba hyperici (IS)
  • Hexenkraut (IS)
  • Hierba di milflores (IS)
  • Hierba di San Juan (IS)
  • Hypericum (IS)
  • Hypericum perforatum-Kraut (IS)
  • UNII-UFH8805FKA (IS)
  • Hyperici herba (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hypericum (PH: BP 2016)
  • Johanniskraut (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Millepertuis (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • St. John's Wort (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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