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Thread: St John's Wort powder...tastes terrible

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    St John's Wort powder...tastes terrible

    Hi,
    The only St. John's Wort I could find is in gelatin capsules. I won't eat gelatin from pork, but I can open them easily. The original ones I had were pressed/solid inside the capsule, but now it is loose powder inside. The bottle suggests you can do this and make a tea. It does not appeal to me.

    What can I do to get the dose to go down quickly? I downed the loose powder as quick as I could, but that is very unappealing. I considered putting it in melted butter and cooling it to solid form and taking that before it melts. Would that work, or do you have a better suggestion?

    Thanks!

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    If youíre making tea why not put sugar in it?

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    Originally Posted by ~Seraphim ~
    If youíre making tea why not put sugar in it?
    Or honey? Honey has many health benefits.

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    To clarify, I really don't feel like making tea with this. Also, I take my tea plain. I can't get tea sweet enough without using way too much sugar, then I may as well drink soda or artificial juice. I'd like something as small as a pill that I can just bam take out all at once.

    The butter thing sounds silly, so I was looking for other ideas.

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    To me, honey tastes funny in a tea, unless it's with ginger and lemon. I do take honey straight from the jar. :)

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    Mix the powder into a lemon and ginger tea, then add honey.

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    Mix with orange juice or another juice you like. Down it as quick as you can.

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    Some medication is put inside capsules in order for it to work properly. That might not be the case with St John's Wort, but I do know it to be the case for many pharmaceutical meds. I too do not eat gelatine and the easy answer is simply to buy a different brand that advertises its capsules are gelatine-free, or buy vegetarian capsules and use them to transfer the powder into them. I've had St John's Wort in vegetarian format before; I've also used capsules to transfer other medication out of non-veggie capsules - both work fine.

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    Why are you taking it? It pretty nasty stuff.

    "St. Johnís wort isnít consistently effective for depression. Do not use it to replace conventional care or to postpone seeing your health care provider.
    What do we know about the safety of St. Johnís wort for depression?

    St. Johnís wort limits the effectiveness of many prescription medicines.
    Combining St. Johnís wort and certain antidepressants can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase in your bodyís levels of serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells.
    Donít try to treat depression on your own. Depression can become severe if you donít get effective, professional help. For some people, depression can increase the risk of suicide. Talk to your health care provider if you or someone you know may be depressed."

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    I'd either bite the bullet and take it in the capsule, or I'd order vegetarian capsules on the Internet or buy a more suitable product.

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