Research has now shown that the herb St John's Wortdoes have mood lifting powers.
In fact scientists have now found that hypericum perforatum - popularly known as St.John's Wort - is just as effective as Prozac at treating depression.
In the UK it is hoped that doctors' will now start to prescribe St. John's Wort. In Germany it is commonly given to children and teenagers.
The study, headed by Dr Klaus Linde from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich, based his results on a pool of 29 studies involving 5489 patients with mild to moderately severe depression.
St John's Wortis shown to have less side effects than depression drugs. It should not be used, however, by patients on blood thinners or other anti-depressants.
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