St John’s wort

Herb for Depression: Patients report better results with St John’s wort than with drug

An extract from the herb St John's wort is at least as effective in treating depression as a commonly prescribed anti-depressant, according to new research published on bmj.com, the website of the British Medical Journal. St John's wort and the anti-depressant drug...

Can St John’s Wort Beat the Blues?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a four-year study to determine the safety and effectiveness of St John's wort, a common herbal supplement, and citalopram, a standard antidepressant, compared to placebo. A total of 300 participants with minor...

St John’s wort works for mild depression

In Europe, St John’s wort is recognized as an effective antidepressant, while here in North America it is still viewed with a critical eye. This may change, however, as studies continue to prove its worth. In 2001, two studies provided conclusive evidence that St...