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ST JOHNS WART 12 years 2 months ago #8119

  • stevek
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In my past to get through times I would take St johns wart to stabilize my mood..I am wondering has anyone taken it here..With my separation and platlet swings I think it would help..thanks in advance steve

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Re:ST JOHNS WART 12 years 2 months ago #8122

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Steve,

My herbal books show that St. Johns Wort is contraindicated in ITP. I could only find one web reference and it's a wiki source (really not the best source). However, it does jive with what my herb books are saying. wiki.plantstemcells.net/index.php?title=St._Johns_Wort_%E2%80%93_Hypericum_Perforatum#Hematology

You might consider instead adding in Vit. D3 (5000mg) to your diet if you live in the northern hemisphere (I'm assuming you are stateside). Also liquid B complex vitamins can help as well. Neither is contraindicated in ITP and in fact, both can be very helpful with both mood and illness. NOW brand is a good quality brand that is not overly expensive. www.luckyvitamin.com is the best place I've found for stuff like this.

Hope this helps.

patti

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