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St John's wort for depression

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1204
  1. Peter J Houghton
  1. Senior lecturer in pharmacognosy Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, London SW3 6LX

    EDITOR,—The meta-analysis about the use of St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) for depression1 and the accompanying editorial highlight2 two important points. The first is the growing interest in phytotherapy in Britain and the large amount of scientific data that still needs to be collected to confirm the anecdotal evidence about the safe and …

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