Hypericum maculatum

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Hypericum maculatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Species: H. maculatum
Binomial name
Hypericum maculatum

Hypericum maculatum Crantz (syn. H. quadrangulum L.; H. dubium Leers; imperforate St John's-wort or spotted St. John's-wort, not to be confused with H. maculatum Walter, syn. H. punctatum Lam.) is a species of perennial herbaceous plant in the genus Hypericum. It is native to Europe and Western Asia. It grows in meadows.

It is considered to be a medicinal plant.[1] Hypericum maculatum herb has been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or oil extract, and externally as oil extract, ointment or cold maceration in ethanol for treatment of disorders of the skin, locomotor system, nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, kidneys and urinary tract, cardiovascular system, infections, rheumatism and gout.[2]


  1. ^ Băcilă, I., et al. (2010). Micropropagation of Hypericum maculatum Cranz an important medicinal plant. Rom Biotechnol Lett 15 86-91.
  2. ^ Vogl S, Picker P, Mihaly-Bison J, Fakhrudin N, Atanasov AG, Heiss EH, Wawrosch C, Reznicek G, Dirsch VM, Saukel J, Kopp B. Ethnopharmacological in vitro studies on Austria's folk medicine - An unexplored lore in vitro anti-inflammatory activities of 71 Austrian traditional herbal drugs. J Ethnopharmacol.2013 Jun13. doi:pii: S0378-8741(13)00410-8. 10.1016/j.jep.2013.06.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23770053. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23770053