St Johns Wort, Better than Pharmaceutical Medication
However, experts agree that some of the scientific studies
conducted for this herb have been confusing and inconsistent. Patients diagnosed
with depression are almost instantly prescribed one of many pharmaceutical drugs
known as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.
Recent research carried out by the University of Berlin
has highlighted the effectiveness of using St. John's Wort as a treatment for
mild to severe depression. This study also highlighted that this popular herbal
supplement was more effective than a prescription depression drug called paroxetine.
Half of the 244 subjects recruited for the study showed
an improvement in symptoms compared with a third of those using paroxetine.
Those in the St. John's Wort group also experienced fewer side-effects than
those in the paroxetine group, which can include stomach aches.
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