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St. John's Wort

St John's wort is today most widely known as a herbal treatment for depression. In some countries, such as Germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children, adolescents, and where cost is a concern.[6] Standardized extracts are generally available over the counter — however, in some countries (such as Ireland) a prescription is required. Extracts are usually in tablet or capsule form, and also in teabags and tinctures.

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St. John's Wort Weakens Cancer Drug's Effect

Tue Aug 20, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - St. John's wort, an herbal medicine used to treat depression, may also reduce the effect of a commonly-used chemotherapy drug called irinotecan, according to a study of a small number of patients.

Dr. Alex Sparreboom of the Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center in the Netherlands and his colleagues discovered that when five cancer patients received both irinotecan and St.