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


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Historical Use of Colocynth

Colocynth in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Colocynth in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "If seizures continued in the acute situation, castor was given and centaury or colocynth was inserted into the anus and the patient purged."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 175
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. 175.
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Synonymns for Colocynth

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Colocynth

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Colocynth in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Adverse Effects