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St John's wort

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St John's Wort - BluePages

Find out if St John's wort is likely to help.

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St John's wort - myDr.com.au

St John's wort is a herb used as a complementary medicine, often in the treatment of depression. Find out about its uses, side effects and interactions.

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Herbal and dietary supplements

The use of herbal medicines is common. Herbal medicine is defined as a plant-derived product used for medicinal and health purposes; commonly used herbal supplements include echinacea, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St John’s wort and valerian.

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Complementary therapies

The facts Many people use complementary therapies to support medical treatment. Complementary therapies are not a replacement for adequate medical tre...

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Natural therapies | Jean Hailes

What is 'natural therapy', 'complementary therapy', 'complementary medicine' and 'alternative therapy'? Do they mean the same thing? Every culture…

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Herbal medicine - myDr.com.au

Herbal medicine - use of plants or plant parts for healing - is part of many traditional systems of medicine and has influenced conventional medicine.

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Complementary Therapies and mental illness.

What are complementary therapies? These are ways of helping yourself stay healthy which complement medical treatment. While these can be useful, care needs to be taken, especially when you have a mental illness. Some people use them instead of medical treatment or without consulting their doctor – this can be dangerous as substances used in ‘natural’ therapy are not required to undergo the same rigorous tests for safety as prescribed medications. The term ‘natural’ is also misleading, as most prescribed medications are actually derived from natural substances too.

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Passion flower - BluePages

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Antidepressant medicines - myDr.com.au

Antidepressants are medicines that can treat depression and its symptoms. They can also sometimes be used to treat other conditions, including anxiety disorders and chronic (ongoing) pain.

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