January 14th, 2010

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Saint John's Wort proven effective in major depression too (not just mild/mod)

According to new science: St John's Wort is as good as the big money-maker antidepressants for major depression, as well as minor/moderate. Up to now the pharmaceuticals have claimed that herbs can't help major depression. Also, St JW doesn't cause as many or as severe side effects as the pretty pills, though if you're going to take it you should definitely check into the possible drug interactions. For example, you might want to know that St John's Wort reduces the efficacy of oral birth control pills. Here are two abstracts:
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