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Acacia is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Acacia

Acacia in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Acacia in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "an epileptic who vomited a drink of acacia was incurable."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 65
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Temkin O. The falling sickness: a history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginnings of modern neurology. London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2 Revised Edition, (Softshell Books) ; 1994. p. 65.
Primary Source: 418 Cf. Galen (394), De remediis parabilibus, II, c. 2, 8; vol. 14, p. 402.


Synonymns for Acacia

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Acacia

Pharmaceutical Information

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Evidence or the Use of Acacia in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Mira Syahfriena Amir Rawa, Zurina Hassan, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Toshihiko Nogawa, Habibah A Wahab
Anti-cholinesterase potential of diverse botanical families from Malaysia: Evaluation of crude extracts and fractions from liquid-liquid extraction and acid-base fractionation.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 245;112160
[PubMed:31419500] [] [DOI] (I p)

Rajesh Kumar, G Murugananthan, K Nandakumar, Sahil Talwar
Isolation of anxiolytic principle from ethanolic root extract of Cardiospermum halicacabum.
Phytomedicine: 2011, 18(2-3);219-23
[PubMed:20732800] [] [DOI] (I p)

B K Colasanti, C R Craig
Reduction of seizure frequency by clonazepam during cobalt experimental epilepsy.
Brain Res. Bull.: 1992, 28(2);329-31
[PubMed:1596753] [] [DOI] (P p)



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