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are there medicinal properties of the hypericum perforatum plant?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Hypericum perforatum is the scientific name for the well-known plant "st. John's wort." numerous studies document its use in cases of mild-moderate depression. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/st-johns-wort/ns_patient-stjohnswort the homeopathic remedy made from this plant is useful in injuries to nerves and spine -- there is a shooting quality to these pains. Can also help phantom limb pain.
Answered on Sep 29, 2017

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Yes: There are no known interactions between these two . . . . But if you're planning to add hypericum perforatum (st. John's wort) to your regimen, please ... Read More

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