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Who should use St. John’s Wort?

St. John's Wort is used to treat mild to moderate depression in adults. It is also used to treat other conditions in adults, such as anxiety, sleep disorders, and infection. St. John's Wort has additionally been topically utilized in adults to treat muscle pain, inflammation and wounds of the skin, and burns.

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What are the other names for St. John's wort?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
St. John's wort goes by almost 30 other names, the most common being hypericum, Klamath weed and...
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What herbs and supplements can interact with St. John's wort?
Tieraona Low Dog, MDTieraona Low Dog, MD
St. John's wort has been shown to interact with many prescription medications, but less so with othe...
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Who should not use St. John’s Wort?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
You should not use St. John’s Wort if you are allergic to it, if you are using a serotonin reuptake ...
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What is St. John's wort extract (SJWE)?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Many oral supplements of St. John's wort are actually extracts. These are formulations containin...
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