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Epilepsy.

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A writer in The Medical World reports a case of epilepsy which he treated with the use of verbena. He had some tablets made from the concentration, each of which was equal to 1/5 of a grain of verbenin.

At first he gave one of these three times a day; later he gave two three times a day, and increased each day until the patient was taking six tablets three times a day.

He restricted the diet, excluding a large part of the nitrogenous food. He reduced the amount of salt taken by the patient also, substituting a little sodium bromid, which he afterwards discontinued because he thought he observed unpleasant results.

He took special care of elimination and encouraged moderate exercise. For twenty-two months the patient was entirely free from epilepsy. Then upon overdoing, there was a slight return and the remedy was continued again. At the present time she has had no attack for two and one-half years, but takes large doses of verbena each day.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.



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