Latest Hypericum Stories

2010-03-31 06:22:55

A unique collection of St. John's wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this herb to use in studies examining its medicinal potential. In collaboration with Mark Widrlechner, a horticulturist with the ARS crop genebank at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, scientists from the Center for Research on Botanical Dietary...

2008-10-08 13:15:00

Scientists reported on Wednesday that the common herb St. John's Wort could be useful as a treatment of major depression. Reporting in the Cochrane Review, researchers analyzed data from 29 clinical trials and found that St. Johns Wort extracts were more effective than placebos and as effective as standard antidepressants with fewer side effects. "The studies came from a variety of countries, tested several different St. John's Wort extracts, and mostly included patients suffering from mild...

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