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


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Historical Use of Caraway

Caraway in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Caraway in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Guainerius stated that the ancients had discovered that many of the following herbs were beneficial: mistletoe, cinquefoil, peony root, peony-seed, gentian, Syrian rue, sparrow wort, castor-bean, seed of the chastity tree, mountain laurel, borage, root of the aristolochia rotunda, pirethrum, bettony seed, caraway, physalis, pennyroyal, rosemary, rue, sage, stiche, thyme, and hair moss."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 180
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 180.
Primary Source: Lennox WG. Antonius Guainerius on epilepsy. Annals of Medical History 2:484-499. 1940.


Synonymns for Caraway

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Caraway

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Evidence or the Use of Caraway in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Andrew G Miller, Karsten J Roberts, Brian J Smith, Katlyn L Burr, Carl R Hinkson, Cheryl A Hoerr, Kyle J Rehder, Shawna L Strickland, Lexie Caraway, Jeffrey Haynes, Donna Tanner, Patrick A Von Kannewurff, Cassidy Aguirre-Kuehl
Prevalence of Burnout Among Respiratory Therapists Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Respir Care: 2021;
[PubMed:34272344] [] [DOI] (I a)

Alireza Showraki, Masoumeh Emamghoreishi, Somayeh Oftadegan
Anticonvulsant Effect of the Aqueous Extract and Essential Oil of Carum Carvi L. Seeds in a Pentylenetetrazol Model of Seizure in Mice.
Iran J Med Sci: 2016, 41(3);200-8
[PubMed:27217604] [] (P p)

Neveen A Noor, Heba S Aboul Ezz, Abdel Razik Faraag, Yasser A Khadrawy
Evaluation of the antiepileptic effect of curcumin and Nigella sativa oil in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy in comparison with valproate.
Epilepsy Behav: 2012, 24(2);199-206
[PubMed:22575751] [] [DOI] (I p)

Mohammad Ebrahim Rezvani, Ali Roohbakhsh, Mohammad Hossein Mosaddegh, Mansour Esmailidehaj, Fatemeh Khaloobagheri, Hossein Esmaeili
Anticonvulsant and depressant effects of aqueous extracts of Carum copticum seeds in male rats.
Epilepsy Behav: 2011, 22(2);220-5
[PubMed:21849259] [] [DOI] (I p)

Heba S Aboul Ezz, Yasser A Khadrawy, Neveen A Noor
The neuroprotective effect of curcumin and Nigella sativa oil against oxidative stress in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy: a comparison with valproate.
Neurochem Res: 2011, 36(11);2195-204
[PubMed:21751034] [] [DOI] (I p)



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