What is St. John's wort extract (SJWE)?

Many oral supplements of St. John's wort are actually extracts. These are formulations containing the herb's active ingredients -- including hypericin and/or hyperforin -- in concentrated form.

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What are the warnings for St. John's wort?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
There are several warnings for St. John's wort:Do not use St. John's wort externally (on your skin...
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Is St. John's Wort effective in treating depression?
Dr. Sarah N. Mourra, MDDr. Sarah N. Mourra, MD
St. John's wort is effective in treating symptoms of depression. However, despite its efficacy for d...
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Are there any risks in using St. John’s Wort?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
Saint John's wort is a dietary supplement that has been found to have antidepressant properties. The...
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How should I store St. John's Wort?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Store St. John's Wort at room temperature. Keep the product in a container that is shut from he...
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