Scammony is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.
- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Scammony
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Scammony in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Scammony
Scammony in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Historical Use of Scammony in Western Medicine
Quote Paraph: "botanical materials and preparations were also described for the treatment of epilepsy. These included: white hellebore contained within a split radish; root of the panaces (heraclion) in a drink with seal's rennet; plantain; betony; agaric in oxymel; leaves of cinquefoil; archezostis; dried root of baccar plus coriander; centunculus in vinegar or honey or hot water; varvain taken in wine; crushed berries of hyssop; peucedanus and seal's rennet taken in a drink; scammony in beaver-oil; hippophaestron; senecio."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
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. 171.
Primary Source: Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus, Natural History: Books XXV to XXXII (Translated Jones WHS 1951 and Translated Jones WHS in 1963)
Synonymns for Scammony
Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Scammony
Evidence or the Use of Scammony in the Treatment of Epilepesy
Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials
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