St. John's Wort sales declined 3% to $56 million in consumer sales in the United States in 2007. In 1999, sales were $243 million. What happened, you might ask? To put it simply - alot of bad press is what happened. For years, St. John's wort couldn't catch a break, with one negative news story after another eating away at sales at the shelf.
Yahoo! News reports that the Cochrane Review just published a study that finds St. John's wort effectively treats symptoms of major depression.
To read more, to here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081007/hl_nm/us_depression_stjohnswort_1