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Natural Remedy For Depression

According to a recent review of research, the herbal remedy St. John's Wort is truly effective in the treatment of depression. In a review of 29 past studies containing more than 5,000 men and women, researchers found St. John's Wort to be more effective than placebos and equally effective as prescription anti-depressants but with fewer side effects. St. John's Wort works similarly to certain prescription antidepressants by increasing the brain chemical serotonin, involved in controlling mood. Researchers caution that taking St. John's Wort can affect and interact with other drugs. Thus, for those taking other medications, they should first consult with their health care provider prior to consuming products containing St. John's Wort.

Source: The Cochrane Collaboration. October 8, 2008.