Black Hellebore

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


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Historical Use of Black Hellebore

Black Hellebore in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Black Hellebore in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "One or two days preceeding the attack (provided that the attacks follow a definite rhythm),…. Purged with medicaments; sometimes with … cathartics (e.g., or black hellebore),"
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 68
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. 68.
Primary Source: 435 Cf. Caelius Aurelianus, l.c., par. 136., p 22.


Synonymns for Black Hellebore

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Black Hellebore

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Evidence or the Use of Black Hellebore in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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