St. John's Wort - 100 capsules

What is St. John's Wort and how does it work?

St. John's wort is a plant with yellow flowers whose medicinal uses were first recorded in ancient Greece. St. Johnメs wort is native to Europe but is commonly found in the US and Canada in the dry ground of roadsides, meadows, and woods. Although not native to Australia and long considered a weed, St. Johnメs wort is now grown there as a crop. Today, Australia produces 20 percent of the worldメs supply.

The use of St. Johnメs wort dates back to the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates recorded the medical use of St. Johnメs wort flowers. St. Johnメs wort was given its name because it blooms about June 24th, the birthday of John the Baptist. モWortヤ is an old English word for plant. The flowering tops of St. John's wort are used to prepare teas, tablets, and capsules containing concentrated extracts.

Today, St. John's wort is used by some for depression, anxiety, and/or sleep disorders. [1] St. Johnメs wort is most commonly used for depression and conditions that sometimes go along with depression such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. There is some strong scientific evidence that it is effective for mild to moderate depression.

Other uses include heart palpitations, moodiness and other symptoms of menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

St. Johnメs wort has been tried for exhaustion, stop-smoking help, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), migraine and other types of headaches, muscle pain, nerve pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C. [2]

Side Effects and Cautions
St. John's wort may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight. Other side effects can include anxiety, dry mouth, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, headache, or sexual dysfunction.
Research has shown that St. John's wort interacts with many medications in ways that can interfere with their intended effects.

Examples of medications that can be affected include:   
  • Antidepressants
  • Birth control pills
  • Cyclosporine, which prevents the body from rejecting transplanted organs
  • Digoxin, a heart medication
  • Indinavir and possibly other drugs used to control HIV infection
  • Irinotecan and possibly other drugs used to treat cancer
  • Seizure-control drugs, such as dilantin and phenobarbital
  • Warfarin and related anticoagulants.
  • Taking St. John's wort with certain antidepressants may lead to increased serotonin-related side effects, which may be potentially serious.


National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

CDC; Medline Plus; Wikipedia

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