Can Supplements Ease Menopause Symptoms?
St. John's wort
What it is: A yellow-flowered plant, Hypericum perforatum.
The evidence: St. John’s wort can help treat mild depression, but its effect on other symptoms of menopausesuch as sleep problemsisn’t proven. One three-month study did show that compared to a placebo group, perimenopausal women taking St. John’s wort experienced a better quality of life as well as fewer sleep problems.
The bottom line: Although St. John’s wort is a proven remedy in mild depression, more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness in treating other menopause symptoms.
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