From Epilepsy Naturapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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


Other Names:

Historical Use of Varvain

Varvain in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Varvain 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
Page: 171
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 Varvain

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Varvain

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Varvain in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Vinícius Rosa Cota, Sérgio Augusto Vieira Cançado, Márcio Flávio Dutra Moraes
On temporal scale-free non-periodic stimulation and its mechanisms as an infinite improbability drive of the brain's functional connectogram.
Front Neuroinform: 2023, 17;1173597
[PubMed:37293579] [] [DOI] (P e)

Michalis Kassinopoulos, Nicolo Rolandi, Laren Alphan, Ronald M Harper, Joana Oliveira, Catherine Scott, Lajos R Kozák, Maxime Guye, Louis Lemieux, Beate Diehl
Brain Connectivity Correlates of Breathing and Cardiac Irregularities in SUDEP: A Resting-State fMRI Study.
bioRxiv: 2023;
[PubMed:37293113] [DOI] (I e)

Ke Xie, Jessica Royer, Sara Larivière, Raul Rodriguez-Cruces, Stefan Frässle, Donna Gift Cabalo, Alexander Ngo, Jordan DeKraker, Hans Auer, Shahin Tavakol, Yifei Weng, Chifaou Abdallah, Linda Horwood, Birgit Frauscher, Lorenzo Caciagli, Andrea Bernasconi, Neda Bernasconi, Zhiqiang Zhang, Luis Concha, Boris C Bernhardt
Atypical connectome topography and signal flow in temporal lobe epilepsy.
bioRxiv: 2023;
[PubMed:37292996] [DOI] (I e)

Dipan C Patel, Nathaniel Swift, Bhanu P Tewari, Jack L Browning, Courtney Prim, Lata Chaunsali, Ian Kimbrough, Michelle L Olsen, Harald Sontheimer
Infection-induced epilepsy is caused by increased expression of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in hippocampus and amygdala.
bioRxiv: 2023;
[PubMed:37292901] [DOI] (I e)

Lea Fritschi, Kerstin Lenk
Parameter Inference for an Astrocyte Model using Machine Learning Approaches.
bioRxiv: 2023;
[PubMed:37292854] [DOI] (I e)



Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Adverse Effects