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Interesting Side Effect
St. John's Wort, Ginko biloba & Tobacco - Cigarettes
by Mooseman
Citation:   Mooseman. "Interesting Side Effect: An Experience with St. John's Wort, Ginko biloba & Tobacco - Cigarettes (exp70363)". Erowid.org. Apr 7, 2008. erowid.org/exp/70363

 
DOSE:
600 mg oral St. John's Wort (capsule)
  60 mg oral Ginkgo biloba (capsule)
    repeated smoked Tobacco - Cigarettes (plant material)

BODY WEIGHT: 185 lb


Over the last two weeks or so Iíve been taking two caps of 300mg St. Johnís Wort Extract (.3% Hypericin), along with two 60mg Ginkgo caps for about a week. While it hasnít made much of a difference in my daily mood other than a bit of anxiety relief from my hectic day-to-day college business (Iím usually not too depressed anyway), it has really affected the way my body deals with nicotine. Iíd usually get a pretty good buzz from a cigarette at the end of a long day, but nowÖ..nothing. It kinda sucks, because Iíve never really smoked much, maybe 2-3 cigarettes a day at most, and have had no intentions of quitting because I really enjoy the occasional cigarette, but now its as if I have no reason to, nor do I want to anymore other than to fulfill the need to have something in my mouth.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 70363
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 7, 2008Views: 28,854
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St. John's Wort (142), Ginkgo biloba (195), Tobacco - Cigarettes (266) : Combinations (3), Health Benefits (32), Not Applicable (38)

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