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St John's Wort ...

Posted by fatima-183756 - Created: 14 years ago
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... Does anyone know what it's called in French?

Thanks - Faye

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Posted by Black Cat-192495 - 14 years ago

Sorry, forgot that bit. StJW must never be taken in at the same time as tricyclic or SSRI medication.Rule number one (even though it is only a plant): consult a doctor before taking!

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

Interfering with the pill, viagra and even heart transplant rejection and for people who take certain medications for depression..........found in proper medical journals and recommendations to doctors.  Prudence perhaps!


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Posted by Black Cat-192495 - 14 years ago

The side effects have mostly to do with skin burning due to over-exposure to the sun while taking SJW. A problem in these parts it's true...

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Posted by Black Cat-192495 - 14 years ago

St John's Wort is not prohibited in France. You can get it over the counter at "La Vie Claire" health food stores. Or at least you could a couple of years ago.....

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

You may well be right Lana. From reading a medical report in French it is apparently very dangerous with all sorts of medical conditions and medications, the list is substantial. Perhaps that is why they have banned it?


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Posted by szozu - 14 years ago

I thought that someone had once posted that it was prohibited in France. You can always order it from the UK--but I guess that would be illegal.

Lana

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

In case you don't know, pharmacies sell all sorts of different plants by the gramme, just need to ask for the quantity. If they don't have it in stock they can get it for you usually within a day.


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Posted by fatima-183756 - 14 years ago

Thank you.

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Posted by yjme-181229 - 14 years ago

Millepertuis (Hypericum perforatum)

or  herbe de la Saint-Jean