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St. John's Wort---An Herbal Myth or a Botanical Miracle
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Hooman Rowshan , University of Florida Department of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FLUSA.
Herbal products such as St. John's Wort are a multi-billion dollar industry word-wide. St. John's Wort has been widely used for treatment of several biological ailments, including depression. This paper focuses solely on the relationship between medicinal properties of St. John's Wort and its effectiveness as a treatment for depression. There have been many studies in US and Europe aimed at establishing the effectiveness of St. John's Wort as a natural remedy for depression. The results of these studies are mixed. While some individuals may experience relief from depression by taking St. John' Wort many do not.
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