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


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Historical Use of Whey

Whey in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Whey in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "their supposed pharmacological action corresponds to the current pathology of the disease: … whey (mildly evacuating) "
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 79
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. 79.
Primary Source: 509 Cf. Dioscurides (282), ed. Wellmann, vol. I, p. 144,12.


Synonymns for Whey

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Whey

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Whey in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Christine E Wheeler, M'hamed Temkit, Angus A Wilfong, Lisa Vanatta, Randa Jarrar
Efficacy and tolerability of a whey-based, medium-chain triglyceride-enhanced ketogenic formula in children with refractory epilepsy: A retrospective study.
Seizure: 2021, 91;29-33
[PubMed:34058606] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Carmen De Caro, Antonio Leo, Valentina Nesci, Carla Ghelardini, Lorenzo di Cesare Mannelli, Pasquale Striano, Carmen Avagliano, Antonio Calignano, Paolo Mainardi, Andrew Constanti, Rita Citraro, Giovambattista De Sarro, Emilio Russo
Intestinal inflammation increases convulsant activity and reduces antiepileptic drug efficacy in a mouse model of epilepsy.
Sci Rep: 2019, 9(1);13983
[PubMed:31562378] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Junko Kasuya, Atulya Iyengar, Hung-Lin Chen, Patrick Lansdon, Chun-Fang Wu, Toshihiro Kitamoto
J Neurogenet: 2019, 33(3);164-178
[PubMed:31096839] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

M Albenzio, A Santillo, M G Ciliberti, L Figliola, M Caroprese, R Marino, A N Polito
Milk from different species: Relationship between protein fractions and inflammatory response in infants affected by generalized epilepsy.
J Dairy Sci: 2016, 99(7);5032-5038
[PubMed:27085400] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

E Russo, F Scicchitano, R Citraro, R Aiello, C Camastra, P Mainardi, S Chimirri, E Perucca, G Donato, G De Sarro
Protective activity of α-lactoalbumin (ALAC), a whey protein rich in tryptophan, in rodent models of epileptogenesis.
Neuroscience: 2012, 226;282-8
[PubMed:23000629] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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