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


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Historical Use of Mushrooms

Mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Mushrooms in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "belong to the same objectionable category as mushrooms."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 73
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. 73.
Primary Source: 471 Galen (391), Advice for an Epileptic Boy, pp. 186-87.


Synonymns for Mushrooms

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Mushrooms

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Mushrooms in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Gaurav Gupta, Sachchidanand Pathak, Rajiv Dahiya, Rajendra Awasthi, Anurag Mishra, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Mohit Agrawal, Kamal Dua
Aqueous Extract of Wood Ear Mushroom, Auricularia polytricha (Agaricomycetes), Demonstrated Antiepileptic Activity against Seizure Induced by Maximal Electroshock and Isoniazid in Experimental Animals.
Int J Med Mushrooms: 2019, 21(1);29-35
[PubMed:30806253] [] [DOI] (I p)

Wee Cheat Tan, Umah Rani Kuppusamy, Chia Wei Phan, Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Cell Proliferation and DNA Repair Ability of Ganoderma neo-japonicum (Agaricomycetes): An Indigenous Medicinal Mushroom from Malaysia.
Int J Med Mushrooms: 2018, 20(2);155-163
[PubMed:29773007] [] [DOI] (I p)

Reka A Otvos, Marija Mladic, Gabriela Arias-Alpizar, Wilfried M A Niessen, Govert W Somsen, August B Smit, Jeroen Kool
At-Line Cellular Screening Methodology for Bioactives in Mixtures Targeting the α7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor.
J Biomol Screen: 2016, 21(5);459-67
[PubMed:26738519] [] [DOI] (I p)

Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Nady Braidy, Solomon Habtemariam, Ilkay Erdogan Orhan, Maria Daglia, Azadeh Manayi, Olga Gortzi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Neuroprotective effects of chrysin: From chemistry to medicine.
Neurochem. Int.: 2015, 90;224-31
[PubMed:26386393] [] [DOI] (I p)

Linda Moretti Ojemann, Wendel L Nelson, Donella S Shin, Ann Ojemann Rowe, Robert A Buchanan
Tian ma, an ancient Chinese herb, offers new options for the treatment of epilepsy and other conditions.
Epilepsy Behav: 2006, 8(2);376-83
[PubMed:16461011] [] [DOI] (P p)



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