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


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Historical Use of Peony

Peony in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Peony in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "I do not accept the mistletoe, the elk's foot, peony root, nor other similar trifles."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 237
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. 237.
Primary Source: 174 Quoted from Tissot (1024), Traite de l'epilepsie, p. 230 f.


Synonymns for Peony

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Peony

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Evidence or the Use of Peony in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Dong-Hai Liu, Elvis Agbo, Shu-Hong Zhang, Jin-Ling Zhu
Anticonvulsant and Neuroprotective Effects of Paeonol in Epileptic Rats.
Neurochem. Res.: 2019, 44(11);2556-2565
[PubMed:31520267] [] [DOI] (I p)

Muhammad Ibrar, Mir Azam Khan, Abdullah, Muhammad Imran
Evaluation of Paeonia emodi and its gold nanoparticles for cardioprotective and antihyperlipidemic potentials.
J. Photochem. Photobiol. B, Biol.: 2018, 189;5-13
[PubMed:30268952] [] [DOI] (I p)

Eiichi Sugaya, Wen Jin, Aiko Sugaya, Katsuyoshi Sunaga, Tadashi Tsuda
Inhibitory effects of peony root extract on the large conductance calcium-activated potassium current essential in production of bursting activity.
J Herb Pharmacother: 2006, 6(2);65-77
[PubMed:17182486] [] (P p)

Katsuyoshi Sunaga, Eiichi Sugaya, Kagemasa Kajiwara, Tadashi Tsuda, Aiko Sugaya, Minoru Kimura
Molecular mechanism of preventive effect of peony root extract on neuron damage.
J Herb Pharmacother: 2004, 4(1);9-20
[PubMed:15273073] [] (P p)

G Ducourthial
[The peony, a forgotten panacea]. [La pivoine, une panacée oubliée.]
Rev Prat: 2001, 51(11);1168-70
[PubMed:11503484] [] (P p)



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