St Johns Wort is an effective natural aid to manage depression.
St Johns Wort is indicated for the treatment and management of feelings of low mood or despondency.
Investigation continues to determine how St John s Wort works physiologically, and several mechanisms of action have been proposed. Although no single constituent of the plant can be considered to be responsible for the therapeutic action of the herb, hypericin (an oil-soluble anthraquinone glycoside) is considered to be an integral part of its action.
Blackmores St John's Wort is useful in relieving prolonged:
low mood or despondency.
feeling of sadness and/or tearfulness .
loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.
physical and emotional agitation or slowness.
irritability and fatigue.
What else should I know?
Active Ingredients Per St Johns Wort Tablet : Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) extract equivalent to dry flowering herb top 1.8g (1800mg) (standardised to contain hypericin derivatives 990 mcg).
Adults - Take one St Johns Wort tablet three times daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children (under 12 years) - Only as professionally prescribed.
St Johns Wort may rarely cause photosensitive skin rash, mild gastrointestinal symptoms, tiredness or restlessness.
Seek the advice of your healthcare professional before use of St Johns Wort in pregnancy.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking, or think you may be taking, cyclosporine, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), warfarin, protease inhibitors or reverse transcriptase inhibitors (antiviral drugs), amitriptyline, simvastatin or irinotecan. St John s wort has been noted to increase the action of the hepatic P450 enzyme system, which may decrease the efficacy of these medications.
Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking prescription antidepressants (tricyclics or SSRIs). St John s wort may interfere with the action of these medications.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking digoxin. St John s wort may interfere with the action of this medication.
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