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Title: An overview on Hypericum perforatum Linn.
Authors: Vattikuti, U M Rao
Ciddi, Veeresham
Keywords: St. John’s Wort
Hypericin
Hyperforin
Biosynthesis
Plant tissue culture
Analysis
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.7 A01G 7/00, A61K 35/78, A61P 25/24, A61P 31/12, A61P 31/98, A61P 35/00
Abstract: Population of the modern world is suffering from dangerous ailments like cancer, AIDS and depression which have been successfully treated by some herbal medicines. The potentiality of Hypericum perforatum Linn. has been proven in treating these diseases. Hypericin, hyperforin and their analogs are the phytoconstituents of this plant having therapeutic value. The significance of these constituents is attributed to their botanical safety and therapeutic efficacy. This review discusses the pharmacology, , extraction and analytical methods of chemical constituents reported from the plant tissue cultures. 
Page(s): 368-381
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.4(5) [September-October 2005]

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