March 2016

Monograph Update: St. John's Wort

Natural Medicines featured update of the month is St. John's wort. St. John's wort is most commonly used for depression and conditions that sometimes go along with depression such as anxiety. Some recent clinical research also suggests that taking a specific St. John's wort extract three times daily for two months significantly reduces the frequency, severity, and duration of hot flashes in premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women.

For more details about St. John's wort and comprehensive safety and effectiveness data, please visit our complete evidence-based monograph.

The information in this brief report is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions. Copyright © 2024 NatMed. Commercial distribution or reproduction prohibited. NatMed is the leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based, clinically-relevant information on natural medicine, dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, functional foods, diets, complementary practices, CAM modalities, exercises and medical conditions. Monograph sections include interactions with herbs, drugs, foods and labs, contraindications, depletions, dosing, toxicology, adverse effects, pregnancy and lactation data, synonyms, safety and effectiveness.