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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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How does St. John's Wort work?
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St. John's wort is an herbal remedy that is sometimes used to treat depression. Many of the psychotr...
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How can I take St. John’s Wort?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
St. John's Wort is available in oral forms such as capsules, tablets and liquid extracts, and it...
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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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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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