Does St. John’s Wort help against cancer?

St. John’s Wort is a shrub-like plant native to Asia and is also cultivated in the United States. The bright yellow flowers of this plant are used in herbal remedies. St. John’s Wort is commonly used to treat mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. An average dose is 300mg taken three times a day for up to 6 weeks. St. John’s Wort may interfere with blood thinner like warfarin and certain types of chemotherapy like etoposide. You should consult with your doctor or nurse before taking St. John’s Wort, especially if you are taking any prescription medications or other herbal preparations.

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