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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 Hellebore

Hellebore in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Hellebore in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "he was cured of epilepsy by undergoing a treatment with hellebore on the island of Anticyra."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 162
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. 162.
Primary Source: 122 Pliny (806), Nat. histl, 25, 52; vol. 4, p. 77.


Synonymns for Hellebore

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Hellebore

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Hellebore in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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K Laios, P Lytsikas-Sarlis, K Manes, M-I Kontaxaki, M Karamanou, G Androutsos
Drugs for mental illnesses in ancient greek medicine.
Psychiatriki: 2019, 30(1);58-65
[PubMed:31115355] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Phillip L Pearl, Ian M Drillings, Joan A Conry
Herbs in epilepsy: evidence for efficacy, toxicity, and interactions.
Semin Pediatr Neurol: 2011, 18(3);203-8
[PubMed:22062945] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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