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Community Level 7kazziebears

kazziebears

Wort a great help

AdvantagesNon addictive and they work

DisadvantagesVarying brands and prices

"Just how do you pronounce this? St Johns Wart or St Johns Wert? The former sounds like something found on an ugly pantomime dame!! But either way, Wart or Wert I cannot praise these little gems up highly enough. I had read about them in several magazine articles. I love to read, anything from the back of a cereal packet to the latest medical information, so when my hubby started having a few problems, (and I don’t mean me and the kids here!) ..." Read review
25.08.2001

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Community Level 4Shekera

Shekera

Hypericum Healer

AdvantagesIdeal first aid remedy for all kinds of injury, including concussion.

DisadvantagesSeek professional advice before taking.

"St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) St John’s wort is a bushy, flowering shrub with yellow flowers which can be found the world over however, in many countries it is regarded as a weed. The tops of the plant, which should be picked when in full flower, are used as the herbal remedy. The name St John’s Wort originates from John the Baptist, and the black marks which the leaves have were said to be a symbol of his beheading ..." Read review
18.01.2002

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St John's Wort weed or wonder

AdvantagesHelped me keep mild depression under control

DisadvantagesHave to be careful when purchasing to make sure capsules are standardised

"What is St John’s Wort? St John’s Wort is a flowering shrub which grows in many different parts of the world, and which is often considered to be a weed by many people. However, the tips of the plant can be picked when the plant is in flower, and turned into a herbal remedy which can be used for many things. (It is said to have been named for John the Baptist). What can it do? As a herbal remedy St John’s Wort is very versatile, it’s primarily ..." Read review
13.10.2002

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Dangerously Depressing

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesDangerous & Had the Opposite Effect

"I have suffered with depression for many years now starting from when I was about 14 years old, I've reached rock bottom a few times but I've never came crashing down as hard as I did when I was taking St John's Wort ... My dad is a regular shopper at the Health Shop Holland & Barrett and it was my dad who came across 'St John's Wort' on one of his visits to the shop. It was described as being a Herbal Remedy to aid Mild Depression, containing the ..." Read review
15.03.2014

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Community Level 5victorias_...

victorias_books

A Mild Mood Elevator

AdvantagesProvides a mild mood lift, non-addictive

DisadvantagesOnly effective to a small degree

"St John's Wort is a herbal remedy that is available in a variety of manifestations. It is perhaps most widely available in tablet form or as a herbal tea. St John's Wort is also know as Hypericum perforatum, and exists as a yellow flower. Its name is derived from its flowering and harvest day, traditionally 24th June, St John's day. It has a long-standing association with protective magic, but has gained notoriety in recent years for its ability ..." Read review
02.08.2010

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Community Level 2sooz800

sooz800

once you get over the "wort" bit its ok

Advantagesit works for me

Disadvantagesdoesnt work for everyone, get medical advice first

"St john's wort (Hypericum) comes from a Wild growing plant which flowers in yellow. It has been used for 2400 years as a safe herbal medicine. Recent studies show that a specific extract of Hypericum was just as effective as prescription anti depressants but with fewer side effects.In Germany St John's wort is prescribed for depression 25 times more then Prozac. It is available at chemists and health food shops, cost varies between brands but the ..." Read review
24.10.2004

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Feeling a little bit down?

AdvantagesFor me a great product that gave me the little boost i needed

Disadvantageswont work for everyone

"...me. I find out that St. John Wort is an herbal remedy that helps with mild forms of depression and is really easy to buy at a herbal shop. You can buy the tablets but I think also as tea. I bought the tablets of 60 and they were small and round which makes it very easy to take. You need to take a tablet three times a day and after 4 to 6 weeks you should feel a difference in your mood otherwise the tablets have no effect. Now as with a lot of these ..." Read review
11.07.2011

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Community Level 2chr15_

chr15_

The Benefits Of St. John's Wort

AdvantagesKeeps those winter blues away

Disadvantagesnone

"...to. Then I discovered St. John's Wort. It is a herbal extract that can be bought in tablet, capsule or liquid form from any food supplements shop and is ingested up to 3 times a day. The effects have been magnificant. I now feel happy, enthusiastic and energetic, even on the darkest mornings of January, and this has had a knock on effect on all aspects of my life. I know that sounds extreme but I believe it to be true. I recommend it to everyone ..." Read review
24.08.2001

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Community Level 1Denise2404

Denise2404

The cloud is lifting

AdvantagesIts a natural lift

Disadvantagesswallow quick - doesn't taste good

"Having been down the Prozac route I didn't want to go there again but felt the familiar signs starting to drag me down so I did a bit of research and found St John's Wort. I only started taking it last week and wasn't expecting any real results but can honestly say that it really does help. I have had a lot of stress to deal with recently which was weighing me down and being of a depressive nature things were starting to become too much to handle ..." Read review
23.06.2010

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful

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