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Anyone tried St John's Wort Tea?

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Rubixed Sun 25-Oct-20 12:31:55

Did it work for mild anxiety/ depression? Slightly worried about horrid side affects after Googing. My sister swears by it though.

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Orangeblossom7777 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:09:54

I have not tried the tea but I do have the general ST John's wort (Kira high strength) My concern would be is tea strong enough to make a difference?

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 25-Oct-20 13:13:15

Worked for me, through a dark winter. Of course it might have been all placebo!
A lot of the side effects are to do with it sensitising you to sunlight and only really kick in when summer comes. As we’re about to enter the darkest third of the year now is probably the ideal time to start.

Orangeblossom7777 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:17:35

You have to be careful with SJW if taking other meds such as the pill as can stop them working properly. If not taking other meds it's not so difficult.

rorosemary Sun 25-Oct-20 13:20:33

Yes, it can affect the contraceptive pill though so be careful with that. It helped me relax but it also made me forgetful and make more mistakes at work so I quit it after a while.

soffiee Sun 25-Oct-20 13:23:56

I know quite a few people who have used it and swears by it! I want to use it too but I'm still breastfeeding.

Rubixed Sun 25-Oct-20 14:12:30

Thanks I was reading about people experiencing psychosis after using it which is what put me off. I imagine that's a vanishingly rare occurrence though.

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