Numerous studies show that medicines based on St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) are effective against depressive mood. The evidence base includes not only placebo comparisons, but also reference-controlled comparative studies. For example, a hyperforin-rich Hypericum preparation approved for use by health insurers was compared with the SSRI paroxetine, with the phytotherapeutic performing very well or even proving superior in reducing depressive symptoms in a subgroup analysis.
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