Use of St. John’s Wort to treat depression has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by more than 2000%. St. John’s Wort has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
A major study released in January 2000 found that St. John’s Wort can have dangerous interactions with other medications often used by people taking it. Even though it is a gentle alternative, be sure that your doctor understands all of the medicines AND SUPPLEMENTS you are taking.
Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.