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


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Historical Use of Castor

Castor in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Castor in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Castor was especially useful but other preparations such as a compound medicine made from vipers, cinnamon, cassia and pepper were mentioned in this context."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 172
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. 172.
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Synonymns for Castor

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Castor

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Castor in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Muhammad Bilal Riaz, Arif-Ullah Khan, Neelam Gul Qazi
Pharmacological and computational evaluation of fig for therapeutic potential in hyperactive gastrointestinal disorders.
BMC Complement Altern Med: 2019, 19(1);348
[PubMed:31796063] [] [DOI] (I e)

Annelie Handreck, Eva Maria Mall, Deborah Annina Elger, Laura Gey, Manuela Gernert
Different preparations, doses, and treatment regimens of cyclosporine A cause adverse effects but no robust changes in seizure thresholds in rats.
Epilepsy Res.: 2015, 112;1-17
[PubMed:25847333] [] [DOI] (I p)



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