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Hypercum perferatum (St John’s Wort): The Importance of Flavonoids

St John’s Wort is known to be beneficial at treating mood disorders, particularly mild to moderate depression. Evidence suggests that St John’s Wort acts as an antidepressant by increasing brain levels of serotonin. Some of this effects may be due … Continue reading

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How Do Herbs Protect From Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are becoming increasingly common in Western nations due to the constant stress that the general populace lives under. In the developing World the main stress is that of a physical nature, and this is more easily adaptable to … Continue reading

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Depression with Anxiety: St John’s Wort and Valerian

Depression and anxiety are often experienced independent of one another. However, it is possible to experience both at the same time to different degrees. Such comorbid expression of depression and anxiety can be highly debilitating, and such a state is … Continue reading

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St John’s Wort in Moderate to Severe Depression

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) extract has been shown to be a beneficial herb for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. In this regard it outperforms a placebo and has shown to be as effective as tricyclic antidepressants and … Continue reading

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St John’s Wort and Kava: Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety are increasingly prevalent in Western society. Depression is characterised by a continual negative outlook in life that impinges on the ability to perform normally within society. Anxiety is slightly different in that it is characterised by feelings … Continue reading

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St John’s Wort: An Effective Antidepressant

St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant that grows throughout much of the World including Europe, North America and parts of Asia. St John’s Wort is of interest nutritionally and medicinally because evidence suggests that it possesses a … Continue reading

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A Word on Traditional Herbalism Versus Modern Pharmacology

There are roughly half a million species of plant in the World, and of these around 5 % have been studied in the laboratory. Of this small number less than 1000 medicinally useful substances have been identified and isolated. Healing … Continue reading

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St John’s Wort For Mental Health

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb of the Hypericaceae family that has been used medicinally for centuries to treat mental health. In particular St John’s wort appears effective at treating mild depression and anxiety. In Germany St … Continue reading

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