Our expert says:
"Natural", of course, is no blessing in and of itself - most of the things that are REALLY bad for us, are more natural than most of the remedies we're offered, which claim to be "natural".
However, reasonably good scientific evidence suggests that St John's Wort can be helpful in MILD ( NOT in severe ) depression, and it seems to work in a way similar to Prozac and many other antidepressants ).
So St John's Wort can indeed be very helpful for some people -I suspect that like medicinal antidepressants it won't help everyone, maybe in the same 70 % proportion as ASs. One need to be cautious on a number of points though, as it can interfere severely with some other important medications, such as anticoagulants and some heart pills, so its wise to check with ones doctor or pharmacist if you plan to take it when you are on other necessary meds.
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