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


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Historical Use of Origanum

Origanum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Origanum in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "the patient will take hyssopus, origanum, and thyme, drugs which in Soranus' opinion make body and humors thin."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 75
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. 75.
Primary Source: 488 Caelius Aurelianus (192), Morb. Chron., I, 4, par. 112.


Synonymns for Origanum

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Origanum

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Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Origanum in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Animal Studies

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Eleni Koutroumanidou, Athanasios Kimbaris, Alexandros Kortsaris, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou, Moschos Polissiou, Konstantinos Charalabopoulos, Olga Pagonopoulou
Increased seizure latency and decreased severity of pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in mice after essential oil administration.
Epilepsy Res Treat: 2013, 2013;532657
[PubMed:23819045] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Sam Medhat Salah, Anna Katharina Jäger
Screening of traditionally used Lebanese herbs for neurological activities.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2005, 97(1);145-9
[PubMed:15652288] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)



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