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


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Historical Use of Soap-wort

Soap-wort in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Soap-wort in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "beneficial effect of powdered soap-wort seed, offered for three months at the time of the new moon. .. The plant has a 'signature' of its property, for if rubbed in water it emits a soap-like foam and is therefore profitable to the frothing epileptics.
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 178
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 178.
Primary Source: 196 Petrus Borellus (137), Historiarum et observationum… centuriae, Observatio 18; p. 27; cf. above, II-3c.


Synonymns for Soap-wort

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Soap-wort

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Evidence or the Use of Soap-wort in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Hasan Raci Yananli, Mahluga Jafarova Demirkapu, Halil Eren Sakallı, Rezzan Gülhan, Filiz Yılmaz Onat
Effect of U-92032, T-Type Ca2+ Channel Blocker, on Rats with Genetic Absence Epilepsy.
Pharmacology: 2020;1-7
[PubMed:32101873] [] [DOI] (I a)

Ben A Duffy, ManKin Choy, Jin Hyung Lee
Predicting Successful Generation and Inhibition of Seizure-like Afterdischarges and Mapping Their Seizure Networks Using fMRI.
Cell Rep: 2020, 30(8);2540-2554.e4
[PubMed:32101734] [] [DOI] (I p)

Natsu Sasaki-Takahashi, Hiroshi Shinohara, Seiji Shioda, Tatsunori Seki
The polarity and properties of radial glia-like neural stem cells are altered by seizures with status epilepticus: Study using an improved mouse pilocarpine model of epilepsy.
Hippocampus: 2020, 30(3);250-262
[PubMed:32101365] [] [DOI] (I p)

Alireza Nezami, Fariba Tarhani, Negin Koochak Shoshtari
Organic Lesions in the Brain MRI of Children with Febrile Seizure.
Curr Med Imaging: 2020;
[PubMed:32101131] [] [DOI] (I a)

Neeraj Singh, Timothy Lynch, Anthony Ritaccio
Use of Combined Electroencephalography and Tilt Table Testing to Determine Etiology of Loss of Consciousness.
Neurodiagn J: 2020, 60(1);36-40
[PubMed:32101108] [] [DOI] (I p)



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