Iris root

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Iris root 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 root

Iris root in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Iris root in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "John of Gaddesden provided a prescription to rid epileptics of phlegm. It's ingredients were: iris root, aristolochia rotunda, squill, hyssop, mistletoe, wild and domestic sage, liverwort, pennyroyal, calamint, rue, peony root, of each one ounce: peony seed, physalis seed, anise, fennel, of each 2 oz.: flower of Arabian stiche, 5 minims; juice of wild rue, half a quart; hone 1 1/2 quarts. "
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 180
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. 180.
Primary Source: John of Gaddesden. UNSPECIFIED TEXT


Synonymns for Iris root

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Iris root

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Evidence or the Use of Iris root in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Chunlei Zhang, Juan Chen, Fang Zhao, Ruoyun Chen, Dequan Yu, Zhengyu Cao
Iritectol G, a novel iridal-type triterpenoid from Iris tectorum displays anti-epileptic activity in vitro through inhibition of sodium channels.
Fitoterapia: 2017, 122;20-25
[PubMed:28807716] [] [DOI] (I p)

Alain Verloes, Nataliya Di Donato, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Marjolijn Jongmans, Omar A Abdul-Raman, Beate Albrecht, Judith Allanson, Han Brunner, Debora Bertola, Nicolas Chassaing, Albert David, Koen Devriendt, Pirayeh Eftekhari, Valérie Drouin-Garraud, Francesca Faravelli, Laurence Faivre, Fabienne Giuliano, Leina Guion Almeida, Jorge Juncos, Marlies Kempers, Hatice Koçak Eker, Didier Lacombe, Angela Lin, Grazia Mancini, Daniela Melis, Charles Marques Lourenço, Victoria Mok Siu, Gilles Morin, Marjan Nezarati, Malgorzata J M Nowaczyk, Jeanette C Ramer, Sara Osimani, Nicole Philip, Mary Ella Pierpont, Vincent Procaccio, Zeichi-Seide Roseli, Massimiliano Rossi, Cristina Rusu, Yves Sznajer, Ludivine Templin, Vera Uliana, Mirjam Klaus, Bregje Van Bon, Conny Van Ravenswaaij, Bruce Wainer, Andrew E Fry, Andreas Rump, Alexander Hoischen, Séverine Drunat, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, William B Dobyns, Daniela T Pilz
Baraitser-Winter cerebrofrontofacial syndrome: delineation of the spectrum in 42 cases.
Eur. J. Hum. Genet.: 2015, 23(3);292-301
[PubMed:25052316] [] [DOI] (I p)



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