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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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