St. John's wort could help depression

October 8, 2008 2:10:17 PM PDT
People suffering from mild to moderate depression could be helped with an alternative treatment to drug therapy. A new study finds St. John's wort can provide relief similar to that achieved with standard antidepressants but with fewer side effects.

In the report in the Cochrane Library investigators urge patients to talk to their doctors first because products on the market vary to a great extent. And. they add. these extracts can sometimes compromise the effects of other medications.