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


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Historical Use of Pirethrum

Pirethrum in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Pirethrum in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Guainerius stated that the ancients had discovered that many of the following herbs were beneficial: mistletoe, cinquefoil, peony root, peony-seed, gentian, Syrian rue, sparrow wort, castor-bean, seed of the chastity tree, mountain laurel, borage, root of the aristolochia rotunda, pirethrum, bettony seed, caraway, physalis, pennyroyal, rosemary, rue, sage, stiche, thyme, and hair moss."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 180
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. 180.
Primary Source: Lennox WG. Antonius Guainerius on epilepsy. Annals of Medical History 2:484-499. 1940.


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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Sherif Hanafy Mahmoud, Xiao Ying Zhou, S Nizam Ahmed
Managing the patient with epilepsy and renal impairment.
Seizure: 2020, 76;143-152
[PubMed:32087549] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Xinxin Li, Qi Guo, Zhaoshi Zheng, Xiaoshuang Wang, Songyan Liu
Immune-mediated epilepsy with GAD65 antibodies.
J. Neuroimmunol.: 2020, 341;577189
[PubMed:32087461] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Jie Zhao, Zesen Ye, Jun Yang, Qiang Zhang, Wenjun Shan, Xiumin Wang, Zhanxiang Wang, Shefang Ye, Xi Zhou, Zhicheng Shao, Lei Ren
Nanocage encapsulation improves antiepileptic efficiency of phenytoin.
Biomaterials: 2020, 240;119849
[PubMed:32087458] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Joel Fluss, Karen Lidzba
Cognitive and academic profiles in children with cerebral palsy: a narrative review.
Ann Phys Rehabil Med: 2020;
[PubMed:32087307] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Emma Christiaen, Marie-Gabrielle Goossens, Benedicte Descamps, Lars E Larsen, Paul Boon, Robrecht Raedt, Christian Vanhove
Dynamic functional connectivity and graph theory metrics in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy reveal a preference for brain states with a lower functional connectivity, segregation and integration.
Neurobiol. Dis.: 2020;104808
[PubMed:32087287] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)



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