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Can herbal supplements treat depression?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Yes
The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st.
John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:.

In brief: Yes
The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st.
John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Other natural therapies proven effective for depression include 5-HTP, SAMe and fish oil. But don't forget other approaches to depression including counseling & exercise. EFT is another approach worth exploring- see www.eftuniverse.com. And if you try St. John's Wort exercise caution if you are on other medications as it can affect the way your liver metabolizes medicines.
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