Peruvian bark

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


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Historical Use of Peruvian bark

Peruvian bark in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Peruvian bark in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "If the cause of epilepsy appeared to be debility, he (William Cullen) recommended the use of cold bathing, exercises, and astringent and tonic medicines such as bitters, Peruvian bark and among the metals, arsenic, iron, zinc, mercury and copper…"
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 192
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. 192.
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Synonymns for Peruvian bark

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Peruvian bark

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Peruvian bark in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Sara Eyal
The Fever Tree: from Malaria to Neurological Diseases.
Toxins (Basel): 2018, 10(12);
[PubMed:30477182] [] [DOI] (I e)



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