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


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Historical Use of Strychnos

Strychnos in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Strychnos in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: gather root at waning moon, put in linen, hang around neck
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 13
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Temkin O. The falling sickness: a history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginnings of modern neurology. London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2 Revised Edition, (Softshell Books) ; 1994. p. 13.
Primary Source: 70 Alexandeer of Tralles (21), I, 15; vol. 1, p 567 Cf to this passage Bidez and Cumont (111), vol. 2, p. 302


Synonymns for Strychnos

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Strychnos

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Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Strychnos in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Priya Mishra, Amit Kumar Mittal, Satyendra Kumar Rajput, Jitendra Kumar Sinha
Cognition and memory impairment attenuation via reduction of oxidative stress in acute and chronic mice models of epilepsy using antiepileptogenic Nux vomica.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2021, 267;113509
[PubMed:33141053] [] [DOI] (I p)

K Laios, P Lytsikas-Sarlis, K Manes, M-I Kontaxaki, M Karamanou, G Androutsos
Drugs for mental illnesses in ancient greek medicine.
Psychiatriki: 2019, 30(1);58-65
[PubMed:31115355] [] [DOI] (I p)

Mengjiao Wu, Min Fang, Yida Hu, Xuefeng Wang
Four types of traditional Chinese medicine inducing epileptic seizures.
Seizure: 2012, 21(5);311-5
[PubMed:22475771] [] [DOI] (I p)



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