N.O. Hypericaceae ,Hypericum is derived from greek, meaning "over an apparition" Hypericon (greek),Herb Sanctii loannis
The name "hypericum" refers to the belief that the herb had obnoxious qualities which caused all evil spirits to fly away after just one whiff of it. it was believed to purify the air. In full flower on St. Johns' Day (24 June) ,it is known as the Herb of St. John the Baptist.
Native to Europe and Western Asia. Naturalized in Americas and Australasia.
volatile oil, called "red oil". resin, a red pigmented glycoside ,hypericine, a polyphenolic flavonoid, hyperoside, tannin (8-9% in the whole herb and 16% in the flower), carotene, Vitamin C.
Fresh or dried flowering plant: vulnerary, weak diuretic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhoeic, cholagogue, antidepressant, antiviral*, antibioitc, astringent, aromatic, expectorant and nervine used for dysentery, worms, hysteria, for the suppression of urine, externally to dispel hard tumors, ecchymosis, irregular menstruation, improves circulation, violet red dye for silk or wool.
..suggest an immune-stimulant which may prevent AIDS.
That's funny- I do not know what size a petechia is, or , for that matter, what it is. My dictionary says:
Now you know, for what the investigation was worth. Your doctor probably calls them blue blobs on the skin, for all I know!
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