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


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Historical Use of Ergot

Ergot in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Ergot in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Among other drugs which I have tried without seeing benefit, other than slight and rare, from their use, are aconite, hydrocyanic acid, bromide of camphor, nitrite of soda, nitrite of amyl (by the mouth), chloral hydrate, paraldehyde, benzoate of soda, Piscidia erythrina, Calabar bean, ergot, sclerotic acid, codeia, and cocculus indicus."
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Primary Source: Gowers W R, Taylor J. A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System: Brain and crainal nerves; general and functional diseases. Volume 2. 3rd ed. Blakiston. 1907. p. 765.


Synonymns for Ergot

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Ergot

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Ergot in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Naser Mohammadkarimi, Mohammadali Jafari, Ali Mellat, Ehsan Kazemi, Amir Shirali
Evaluation of efficacy of intra-nasal lidocaine for headache relief in patients refer to emergency department.
J Res Med Sci: 2014, 19(4);331-5
[PubMed:25097606] [] (P p)

Aida Rodriguez-Sainz, Ana Pinedo-Brochado, Jose L Sánchez-Menoyo, Javier Ruiz-Ojeda, Ines Escalza-Cortina, Juan Carlos Garcia-Monco
Migraine, stroke and epilepsy: underlying and interrelated causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med: 2013, 15(3);322-34
[PubMed:23417269] [] [DOI] (P p)

Katarzyna Prochwicz, Artur Sobczyk
[Dancing manias. Between culture and medicine]. [Manie taneczne. Miedzy kultura a medycyna.]
Psychiatr. Pol.: 2011, 45(2);277-87
[PubMed:21714215] [] (P p)

Anthony W Fox, Merle L Diamond, Egilius L H Spierings
Migraine during pregnancy: options for therapy.
CNS Drugs: 2005, 19(6);465-81
[PubMed:15962998] [] [DOI] (P p)

E Páez de la Torre, G Lasic-Toccalino, F Mercado-Díez, C M Torres-Calloni, P E Balcarce-Bautista
[Multifocal brain haemorrhage associated with migraine and medication abuse]. [Hemorragia cerebral multifocal asociada a migraña y abuso de fármacos.]
Rev Neurol: 2003, 37(9);840-2
[PubMed:14606052] [] (P p)



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