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


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Historical Use of Oil

Oil in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Oil in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "this oil, whether green or white (but the green oil is better), if it is circulated and mixed with the correction, as has been described in the spiritus vitrioli, will make beyond doubt a perfect medicine against falling-sickness in all its forms."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 183
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. 183.
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Synonymns for Oil

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Oil

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Oil in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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The Use of Cannabis as a Treatment for Epilepsy in Adult Patients: Are Side Effects a Limitation of Use?
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