St John's Wort
I'm surprised no one has left any feedback on St. John's Wort. It's a wonderful herb - very useful for depression and also weight loss, as much of the so called "out of control" eating is due to depression and other similar emotional causes (sets up a vicious cycles). Very inexpensive too. Herbs are safe and effective and should be tried before any pharmaceutical, IMO.
I just want to say that I had been on a university health plan, and went in for a refill of my prescription of Zoloft, and the pharmacist told me that, since the semester was over, I was no longer covered.
The med was rather expensive, so he (the PHARMACIST) suggested that I could get the same relief from St. John's Wort ('SJW,' my abbreviation, for this post), that I had been getting from the Zoloft. I guess SJW is cheaper than the Zoloft, I never did try it.
The reason that I am writing is that I got the impression from the pharmacist, that SJW is so 'natural,' that it could be taken without its even being considered a drug...so yu don't have to consider drug interaction, etc.
IS SJW that good, or are people (including this pharmacist) just fooled, since it's considered a 'natural' drug...?
Especially, if it's good for dropping weight, and also for depression, I would love to know about it. Many of the other antidepressants are evidently a little hard on the kidneys, liver, etc.
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