Herbs - St. John's Wort - Contraindications / Precautions / Warnings

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Contraindications / Precautions / Warnings

Do not take if pregnant or nursing.

There have be incidences of severe photosensitization in cattle and other grazing animals but there has been no evidence of photosensitization in humans except upon ingestion of prolonged, very high doses, of hypericin as in the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

There have been occasional reports of contact dermatitis in fair skin people gathering the plant in moist sunny conditions. Discontinue if you develop a rash.

Do not take in concert with anti-depressant drugs.

St. John's Wort may interfere with iron absorption. May cause increased sedation.