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


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Historical Use of Melon

Melon in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Melon in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "those which are acrid, attenuating, and diuretic are preferred; much cucumber and melon is forbidden since they are 'cold and moist.' "
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 69
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. 69.
Primary Source: 433 Aretacus (49), ed. Hude, VII, 4: p. 155, 30.


Synonymns for Melon

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Melon

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Melon in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Abdul Waheed Khan, Arif-Ullah Khan, Syed Muhammad Mukarram Shah, Aziz Ullah, Muhammad Faheem, Muhammad Saleem
An Updated List of Neuromedicinal Plants of Pakistan, Their Uses, and Phytochemistry.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med: 2019, 2019;6191505
[PubMed:30941198] [] [DOI] (P e)

Emmanuelle Goubert, Yanina Mircheva, Francesco M Lasorsa, Christophe Melon, Emanuela Profilo, Julie Sutera, Hélène Becq, Ferdinando Palmieri, Luigi Palmieri, Laurent Aniksztejn, Florence Molinari
Inhibition of the Mitochondrial Glutamate Carrier SLC25A22 in Astrocytes Leads to Intracellular Glutamate Accumulation.
Front Cell Neurosci: 2017, 11;149
[PubMed:28620281] [] [DOI] (P e)

Pranjul Arora, Dhirender Kaushik
Therapeutic potential of Benincasa cerifera: A review.
Chin J Integr Med: 2016;
[PubMed:27465423] [] [DOI] (I a)

G Smilin Bell Aseervatham, Thilagar Sivasudha, Mohan Suganya, Angappan Rameshkumar, Ramachandran Jeyadevi
Trichosanthes tricuspidata modulates oxidative toxicity in brain hippocampus against pilocarpine induced status epilepticus in mice.
Neurochem. Res.: 2013, 38(8);1715-25
[PubMed:23686347] [] [DOI] (I p)

Claude Forni, Olivier Mainard, Christophe Melon, Didier Goguenheim, Lydia Kerkerian-Le Goff, Pascal Salin
Portable microstimulator for chronic deep brain stimulation in freely moving rats.
J. Neurosci. Methods: 2012, 209(1);50-7
[PubMed:22659685] [] [DOI] (I p)



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