Posts Tagged ‘hypericum perforatum’
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March 1st, 2009 >> Health
St John’s Wart
species Hypericum perforatum, also known as Tipton’s Weed or Klamath weed
St John’s Wart Treatment of Minor Depression
St John’s wort is today most widely known as a herbal treatment for major depression. In some countries, such as Germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children, adolescents, and where cost is a concern. Standardized extracts are generally available over the counter — however, in some countries (such as Ireland) a prescription is required. Extracts are usually in tablet or capsule form, and also in teabags and tinctures.
St John’s Wart Treatment of Alcohol abuse
It may decrease alcohol intake. The constituent hyperforin (found in the plant) appears to be responsible for decreasing alcohol consumption.