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St John's wort

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St John's Wort - BluePages

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St John’s wort as a depression treatment

St John’s wort (hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb with a yellow flower that has been used to treat nervous conditions since ancient Greek times.

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Remotiv Tablets - myDr.com.au

Remotiv Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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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

What are complementary therapies? These are ways of helping yourself stay healthy which complement medical treatment. While these can be useful, care...

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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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Mood Changes/Depression | myVMC

Treatment for depression information, Symptom of manic depression test for mood disorders

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Vitamins, Supplements and Cancer | myVMC

Many cancer survivors use supplements to try to strengthen their immune system, help them to feel better, and to cope with stress. Most believe that there is a benefit in taking dietary supplements. Cancer patients will often home-research various herbal remedies and preparations, and then ask their oncologist whether or not it is all right to take them.

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Passion flower - BluePages

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