Does anyone take passionflower? I'm thinking of taking it to help with mild stress levels, and possibly combining it with St John's Wort. Due to job details, seeing a doctor for stress and getting a prescription medication is not an option right now.

I was doing some research online which suggested that kava was more effective, but I'm worried about the possible liver side effects, especially since I drink a few times a week. It's kind of a social thing with my husband that we've done for years. It's usually no more than 2-3 drinks, but I'd rather not run the risk of additional liver damage, and I'd rather not give it up, since it's become sort of a couple-y thing.

I'm not on any other medications right now (not even a multivitamin - I should get on that), so I'm not particularly worried about interactions. I am slightly worried about disclosing taking these medications to a doctor, since as I said earlier, due to job specifics I don't really want to run the risk of a diagnosis. Perhaps I could say I take them for insomnia and PMS, since some people seem to use these drugs for that.

Anyway, if anyone has any advice on supplements, I'd appreciate it.