St. John's Wort: more implications for cancer patients.

  title={St. John's Wort: more implications for cancer patients.},
  author={P. Mansky and S. Straus},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={94 16},
  • P. Mansky, S. Straus
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) has been used as a medicinal plant in Europe and Asia for centuries. Although it is best known today for its use by patients with mild to moderately severe depression, St. John’s wort has also been used orally as a traditional treatment for excitability, neuralgia, fibrositis, sciatica, and anxiety and as a topical preparation for the treatment of wounds (1). Concerns over its use have been raised with the recognition that, whatever its beneficial… CONTINUE READING
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