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


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Historical Use of Lichen

Lichen in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Lichen in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: Diocles of Carystus and Praxagoras of Cos, the two outstanding physicians of the fourth century BC, recommended among other things: lichen of horses or mules…"
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 22
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. 22.
Primary Source: 126 Cf. Caelius Aurelianus(192), Morb. Chron., I, 4, par. 133 f.


Synonymns for Lichen

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Lichen

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Lichen in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

G Pranteda, M Muscianese, M Grimaldi, L Fidanza, G Pranteda, A Narcisi, S Nistico, U Bottoni
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus induced by carbamazepine: a case report.
Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol: 2013, 26(3);791-4
[PubMed:24067479] [] [DOI] (P p)

Pedro Diz, Crispian Scully, Mariano Sanz
Dental implants in the medically compromised patient.
J Dent: 2013, 41(3);195-206
[PubMed:23313715] [] [DOI] (I p)

S Hajnsek, V Milavec-Puretic, S Nankovic, Z Petelin Gadze, I Filipcic, A Bujan Kovac, D Stulhofer Buzina
Lichen planus induced by carbamazepine: a case report.
Epilepsy Behav: 2012, 24(2);269-71
[PubMed:22564889] [] [DOI] (I p)

Olubimpe A Ayeni, Olubukunola O Ayeni, Robert Jackson
Observations on the procedural aspects and health effects of scarification in sub-Saharan Africa.
J Cutan Med Surg: 2007, 11(6);217-21
[PubMed:18042335] [] [DOI] (P p)

Jacintha Martis, Ramesh Bhat, B Nandakishore, J N Shetty
A clinical study of vitiligo.
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol: 2007, 68(2);92-3
[PubMed:17656888] [] (I p)



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