I took St. John's Wort in tea form. Wow was it ever strong! I noticed a dramatic elevation of mood, relaxed more docile and calm. The only thing that is often not mentioned is that if you consume tyrosine (found in bananas, avocados- my favourite food! fish, meat etc) you will experience an elevated heart rate, this also happens if you consume caffeine of any kind. I ate a raw avocado-banana chocolate pudding, my palpitations were through the roof! and that night I literally could not sleep AT ALL. So because I don't like to restrict my diet, I stopped taking it. But I recommend it for anyone else who would like an overall pleasing anxiety reliever. If St. John's Wort hasn't worked for you in capsule form, take it in tea form, seriously this stuff works.