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


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Historical Use of Iris

Iris in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Iris in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "For older children, a feather smeared with oil of iris was used to bring away the phlegm which had caused the seizure…"
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 Iris

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Iris

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Iris in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Animal Studies

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Alberto Vogrig, Gian Luigi Gigli, Annacarmen Nilo, Maria Elena Pessa, Stefano Volpetti, Enrico Pegolo, Mariarosaria Valente
Epilepsia partialis continua revealing idelalisib-associated PML-IRIS: clinical and pathological features.
J. Neurovirol.: 2019;
[PubMed:31807988] [] [DOI] (I a)

Iris Unterberger, Peter W Kaplan, Gerhard Luef, Eugen Trinka, Gerald Walser, Gerhard Bauer
Repetitive miniature spikes - An underreported EEG pattern.
Clin Neurophysiol: 2020, 131(1);40-45
[PubMed:31751838] [] [DOI] (I p)

Maurizio Gulino, Donghoon Kim, Salvador Pané, Sofia Duque Santos, Ana Paula Pêgo
Tissue Response to Neural Implants: The Use of Model Systems Toward New Design Solutions of Implantable Microelectrodes.
Front Neurosci: 2019, 13;689
[PubMed:31333407] [] [DOI] (P e)

Victor Navarrete-Modesto, Sandra Orozco-Suárez, Mario Alonso-Vanegas, Iris A Feria-Romero, Luisa Rocha
REST/NRSF transcription factor is overexpressed in hippocampus of patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Epilepsy Behav: 2019, 94;118-123
[PubMed:30903955] [] [DOI] (I p)

Cheryl Lans
Do recent research studies validate the medicinal plants used in British Columbia, Canada for pet diseases and wild animals taken into temporary care?
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 236;366-392
[PubMed:30772483] [] [DOI] (I p)



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