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


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Historical Use of Rosemary

Rosemary in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Rosemary in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: per De Horta writing in 1754 in Mexico, "During the fit, anodyne and sedative substances such as a distillate of the fragrant flowers of the salvia an rosemary and of the so often recommended peony root were to be given."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 191
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. 191.
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Synonymns for Rosemary

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Rosemary

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Evidence or the Use of Rosemary in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Rosemary J Panelli
SUDEP: A global perspective.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 103(Pt B);106417
[PubMed:31462384] [] [DOI] (I p)

Rosemary J Panelli, Terence J O'Brien
Epilepsy and seizure-related deaths: Mortality statistics do not tell the complete story.
Epilepsy Behav: 2019, 98(Pt A);266-272
[PubMed:31408827] [] [DOI] (I p)

Tyler A Bahr, Damian Rodriguez, Cody Beaumont, Kathryn Allred
The Effects of Various Essential Oils on Epilepsy and Acute Seizure: A Systematic Review.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med: 2019, 2019;6216745
[PubMed:31239862] [] [DOI] (P e)

Elahe Naderali, Farnaz Nikbakht, Sattar Norouzi Ofogh, Homa Rasoolijazi
The role of rosemary extract in degeneration of hippocampal neurons induced by kainic acid in the rat: A behavioral and histochemical approach.
J. Integr. Neurosci.: 2018, 17(1);19-25
[PubMed:29376880] [] [DOI] (I p)

Chaymae El Alaoui, Jean Chemin, Taoufiq Fechtali, Philippe Lory
Modulation of T-type Ca2+ channels by Lavender and Rosemary extracts.
PLoS ONE: 2017, 12(10);e0186864
[PubMed:29073181] [] [DOI] (I e)



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