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April 1998 Issue

The Herbal Renaissance Of The '90s: What's Old Is New Again

(Part 1 of a 2-part series on herbs.) When Oprah Winfrey extols the virtues of St. John's wort, should you listen? Perhaps. Scientific evidence is mounting to confirm what folkloric medicine has known for thousands of years: This herb has a calming effect on the nervous system. Indeed, in Germany, St. John's wort is a runaway best-seller for treating depression. As Oprah recently lamented on-air, "And it's just now getting to us?" It's

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