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Saint-John’s-Wort (Hypericum perforatum) November 20, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Depression, Hyperforin, Hypericum Perforatum, Saint John Wort.

Widely used in the U.S. and Europe for treating mild to moderate depression, it has been well-studied.  Product are usually standardized to contain either 0.3% or 4% to 5% hyperforin.  Typical dose is 900 g, taken in 300 mg doses three times a day.  It can take four weeks to feel relief.  Many potential drug interactions, so talk to your health-care provided before taking it.



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