St. John's wort
St. John's Wort
What is St. John's wort? Why do people use St. John's wort? What are the side effects and safety concerns of this herbal supplement?
St. John's Wort and Depression Research
A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has raised doubt about the effectiveness of St. John's Wort.
Natural Remedies for Depression
Learn about the natural remedies for depression, including St. John's Wort.
St. John's Wort and Kudzu May Reduce Alcohol Intake
Studies suggest that two herbs, kudzu (Pueraria lobata) and St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), may be effective in decreasing alcohol intake.
Taking the Hype Out of Hypericum
St. John's Wort has been touted as the safe, natural alternative to Prozac. This article addresses side effects, risks, and safe usage guidelines for this popular herbal remedy. From Nancy Schimelpfening, About Depression.
St. John's Wort Revisited
After using St. John's Wort for two years, About.com Guide to Depression Nancy Schimelpfening shares what she has learned about the side effects, safety, and effectively using it to control depression
St. John's Wort and Zoloft
"Will there be an adverse reaction if I mix St. John's Wort with Zoloft?"
St. John's Wort May Be Unsafe for People With Bipolar Disorder
Although clinical trials are ongoing for this increasingly popular herbal supplement, it seems clear that for mild depression, St. John's wort can be an effective treatment. However, there are factors which indicate that this herb should not be used by persons who have bipolar disorder.