St. John's wort is most commonly used for "the blues" or depression There is some strong scientific evidence that it is effective for mild to moderate depression.
Supports emotional well-being; soothes muscles and nerves. St. John's Wort is used for mild to moderate depression and symptoms that sometimes go along with mood such as nervousness, tiredness, poor appetite, and trouble sleeping. It also has a long history of being used for muscle and neurological pain. St. John's Wort also calms down nerve endings to help prevent herpes (old sores, genital, shingles) from erupting when under stress.
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Uses & Effectiveness:
Taking St. John's wort extracts by mouth improves mood and decreases nervousness and tiredness related to depression. It seems to be about as effective as many prescription drugs. The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine guidelines show that St. John's wort can be considered an option along with prescription medications for short-term treatment of mild depression. However, since St. John's wort causes many drug interactions, the guidelines show it might not be a good choice for many people. St. John's wort might not be as effective for more severe cases of depression.
Most research shows that taking St. John's wort by mouth can help reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Some evidence shows that specific combinations of St. John's wort plus black cohosh can also improve some symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood changes.
Early research shows that in people who do not respond to a prescription blood thinner medication called clopidogrel or Plavix and aspirin, taking St. John's wort three times daily for 2 weeks after a procedure to clear blocked arteries might improve outcomes of the procedure. It is thought that St. John's wort might help the blood thinning medications work better in some people.
Some reports show that taking St. John's wort alone or together with valerian might improve nervousness. Taking one capsule of a specific product that contains St. John's wort and valerian root (Sedariston Concentrate, Aristo Pharma GmbH) by mouth daily for one week, then one or two capsules twice daily for another week, reduces nervousness more than the prescription medication diazepam.
A report of 3 males aged 14-16 with ADHD showed that taking St. John's wort daily for 4 weeks might improve attention and activity. But other research shows that taking a St. John's wort extract for 8 weeks does not improve ADHD symptoms in children ages 6-17 years.
The evidence about the use of St. John's wort for treating PMS is not clear. Some early research suggests that St. John's wort might help reduce PMS symptoms, including sleeping problems, confusion, crying, headache, tiredness, food cravings and swelling, by as much as 50% in some women. However, other research shows that taking St. John's wort does not reduce nervousness or other PMS symptoms.