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St. John's wort found "significantly superior" to placebo for mild-to-moderate depression.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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ST. JOHN'S WORT "SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR" TO PLACEBO FOR MILD TO MODERATE DEPRESSION in a metaanalysis conducted by Klaus Linde et al., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, Germany, published in the August issue of the British Medical Journal. The analysis of 23 randomized clinical trials, representing 1,757 patients, examined studies comparing extract of St. John's wort, or hypericum perforatum, in single and combination preparations, with either placebo or standard antidepressive treatment.





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