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Antidepressant Effect When Taken Regularly
St. John's Wort
Citation:   SusanC. "Antidepressant Effect When Taken Regularly: An Experience with St. John's Wort (exp116923)". Erowid.org. Dec 28, 2022. erowid.org/exp/116923

 
DOSE:
  repeated oral St. John's Wort (tea)
BODY WEIGHT: 10 st
Dose: Each day, 2g of St Johns Wort, infused into boiling water to make a tea, for several days.

Before taking it, I was depressed (seasonal affective disorder from the short days in winter; depression from the after effect of the social isolation during the covid19 pandemic; and I might be naturally inclined to become depressed).

The effect started to become noticeable after taking it for about 5 days; stronger effect at about 7 days.

The main effect is that the fuzziness in my head cleared, and I no longer had a wish to block things out. I was then able to complete a number of tasks that I had previously been unable to do --- finishing off an article I was trying to write, finishing off tidying up my house.

Exp Year: 2022ExpID: 116923
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 55
Published: Dec 28, 2022Views: 347
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St. John's Wort (142) : Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Retrospective / Summary (11), Not Applicable (38)

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