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Saint-John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

Medicinal Use: Anxiety; depression; viral infections; topically for burns, scrapes, nerve pain, bruises; seasonal affective disorder

Parts Used: Flowers, whole herb

Form Used: Tincture, capsule, oil

Potential Side Effects: Small percentage of users develops sensitivity to light. Should not be combined with pharmaceutical antidepressants.

Comments: It's a great herb for mild to moderate depression.

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