St. John's wort is very popular as a physician-prescribed antidepressant in Europe and is widely used for this purpose—usually without medical guidance—in the United States. A meta-analysis of 23 studies concluded that St. John's wort was more effective than placebo in treating mild to moderate depression and was as effective as imipramine and standard antidepressants. It was also better tolerated than the antidepressants to which it was compared. A recent meta-analysis, however, failed to find St. John's wort effective for severe depression.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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