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Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Eastern and Central United States. It is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyed Susan. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown Betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, Poorland daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy. It is the state flower of Maryland. The plant also is… Read More

There is some scientific evidence that St. John’s- wort is helpful in treating mild depression, with benefits similar to that of antidepressants. However, there are also studies that suggest its beneficial effects are no better than a placebo.

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