Is St. John’s wort regulated by the FDA?

St. John's wort is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a dietary supplement, not a drug. The FDA does not test it for safety and effectiveness, although it can take action if there is a safety issue. The FDA has not evaluated St. John's wort as a treatment for any medical condition. It is up to you to determine whether you believe it is effective and whether the product you purchase is safe.

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