Items Tagged ‘St. John’s Wort’

January 11, 2010

St. John’s Wort May Not Help IBS

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The herbal supplement St. John’s wort is unlikely to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first to scientifically evaluate St. John’s wort as a treatment for IBS. The herb is used to treat depression.   Since antidepressants are […]

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Tags: IBS, St. John's Wort


January 6, 2010

Mayo study: St. John’s wort ineffective for treating IBS

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Alternative medicine has started the year with a one-two hit. First came the findings last week about Gingko biloba, the herbal supplement that millions of Americans have been taking to ward off memory problems as they age.   Then, on Monday, a second randomized doubled-blinded clinical trial, this one conducted by researchers at the Mayo […]

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Tags: irritable bowel syndrome, St. John's Wort


January 6, 2010

St. John’s wort not helpful treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic researchers say

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mayo Clinic research study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology finds that St. John’s wort is not an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).   While antidepressants are frequently used to treat IBS, to date, no study has examined the success of using the herbal supplement St. John’s wort […]

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Tags: irritable bowel syndrome, St. John's Wort


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