Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Hypericum hypericoides.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Hypericum hypericoides.
The root was chewed as an antidote to rattlesnake bites. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of colic, fevers, pain, diarrhoea etc. It is applied externally to ulcerated breasts. A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of kidney and bladder ailments, skin problems and children's diarrhoea.A milky substance obtained from the plant has been rubbed on sores.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring. Cuttings of mature wood, 12 - 17cm with a heel, October/November in a sheltered position outdoors. Plants root by the spring. Good percentage.Division in spring as new growth commences. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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One report says that the plant requires frame protection in the winter whilst another says that plants are hardy but short-lived at Kew. It possibly suffers more from wet soils than from the cold, see the plant's native habitat above.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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- Unknown part (Antidote)
- Unknown part (Kidney)
- Unknown part (Lithontripic)
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