St. Johnís Wort is widely used as a treatment for mild to moderate depression. Many companies offer St. Johnís Wort as part of a complex designed to "support your well-being and smooth out some of life's rough edges."


Ginseng is a plant root and has been promoted as a cure-all for many ailments including, better tolerance of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, increased resistance to colds and mild infections, improvement in strength and stamina, reduction in stress, anti-depression and fatigue relief, increased functioning of concentration and memory, reduce cholesterol, and use as an anti-Inflammatory.


Ginko Biloba has been said to increase oxygen and circulation to the brain to keep you menatlly sharper and more alert. Claims also have suggestted use for stroke prevention, and to reduce atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Some claiam that not only does ginko biloba enhance circulation and aid stroke prevention, but ginko biloba aids mental functioning and inhibits blood clotting. Also, ginko biloba has been touted as having anti-aging properties.


Saw Palmetto is a berry producing plant that has been used for many years in the treatment of a variety of conditions. The berries were used by the American Indians to treat atrophy of the testes, impotence, inflammation of the prostate, low libido in men, and as a general tonic to nourish the body. Other historical uses have included the treatment of infertility in women, treatment of underdeveloped breasts, increased lactation, painful periods, anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, and as a tonic and expectorant for mucous membranes, particularly the bronchial passages. It has also been marketed as an aphrodisiac for both men and women and has been called the "sex pill of the 90's".