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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:35 AM

Note to woo-woos, St. Johns Wort is just another SSRI! [View all]

I picked up a wonderful book from the thrift store I work at on herbal medicines written by a toxicologist who talks about the active compounds in the herbs and legitimate scientific studies involving the herbs and their side effects. No woo about the wisdom of nature and similar crap, just science.

I was floored when he says that the active compound in St. John's Wort functions just like any other SSRI, and it has the exact same side effects as Prozac.

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Odin2005 Apr 2012 OP
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