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Nomination Summary for St. John's wort/Hypericin (N98012)

Nominated Substances: Hypericin, St. John's wort

Nomination Date: 02/18/1998

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: St. John's wort is nominated based on its increasingly popular use as a readily available self-medication for depression. It is also widely used to promote the healing of wounds. Of particular concern are its uses for self-treatment of life threatening AID's related diseases and, in young children, to prevent bed wetting.

NTP Principles: not specified

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