St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is a plant with yellow flowers that has been used in traditional European medicine as far back as the ancient Greeks. Historically, St. John’s wort has been used for a variety of conditions, including kidney and lung ailments, insomnia, and depression, and to aid wound healing.
Currently, St. John’s wort is most often used as a dietary supplement for depression. It is also used as a dietary supplement for other conditions, including menopausal symptoms, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If you are considering use of St. John’s wort, consult your healthcare provider for more information.