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Anyone taking St John's Wort?

Asked by SundayKittens (5834points) August 16th, 2010

I’ve been reading up on it and wonder if it truly helps with moods, anxiety, etc. Any personal experiences?

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marinelife's avatar

I recommended it to my brother when he could not get prescription anti-depressants. He said it did help. It takes several weeks (like 3) to take effect.

SundayKittens's avatar

Awesome, thank you!

Austinlad's avatar

Wort for?

eadinad's avatar

If you are taking hormonal birth control, be advised that St. John’s Wort reduces its effectiveness.

That being said, my sister did have good results with it.

perspicacious's avatar

I have heard a psychiatrist actually recommend it to a person who refused to take antidepresants. I’ve never heard anyone who actually took it say it helped or not. No reason not to try it I suppose.

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