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


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Historical Use of Wormwood

Wormwood in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Wormwood in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "It is necessary to drink wormwood once or twice after purgation and before using the drug."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 73
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. 73.
Primary Source: 472 Galen (391), Advice for an Epileptic Boy, p. 188.


Synonymns for Wormwood

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Wormwood

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Wormwood in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Cheryl Lans
Do recent research studies validate the medicinal plants used in British Columbia, Canada for pet diseases and wild animals taken into temporary care?
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 236;366-392
[PubMed:30772483] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

M J Eadie
Absinthe, epileptic seizures and Valentin Magnan.
J R Coll Physicians Edinb: 2009, 39(1);73-8
[PubMed:19831287] [WorldCat.org] (P p)

Sam Medhat Salah, Anna Katharina Jäger
Screening of traditionally used Lebanese herbs for neurological activities.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2005, 97(1);145-9
[PubMed:15652288] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Tiina Rekand, Ilmar Sulg
[Absinthe and the artistic creativeness]. [Absint og den kunstneriske kreativitet.]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen: 2003, 123(1);70-3
[PubMed:12600158] [WorldCat.org] (P p)

P R Burkhard, K Burkhardt, C A Haenggeli, T Landis
Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem.
J Neurol: 1999, 246(8);667-70
[PubMed:10460442] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)



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