Herbal Treatments in Epilepsy. F.A.C.E.S. Evening Lecture Series June 16, 2009 Siddhartha S. Nadkarni, M.D. and yes I said yes I will yes. if it was out there we wouldn’t be having this talk.
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F.A.C.E.S. Evening Lecture Series
June 16, 2009
Siddhartha S. Nadkarni, M.D.
(Tyagi et al, 2003)
Valerian root seizure control as adjunct treatment in 9/32 patients
Flax seed oil
Lily of the Valley
Tree of Heaven
YewHerbs for Epilepsy
Overall use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in U.S. 1990-1997.
Eisenberg et al. JAMA 1998;280:1569-75.
Top 10 selling herbs and dietary supplements: 2002
U.S. and England studies:
Peebles et al. Epilepsy Behav 2000;1:74-7
Easterford et al. Epilepsy Behav 2005;6:59-62
You go to a health foods store and look at different bottles of St. John’s wort.
Standards set forth by the DSHEA:
You wonder whether St. John’s wort could affect your carbamazepine or birth control pill, and whether it is safe and actually helps depression
Alfred Nobel seizure control as adjunct treatment in 9/32 patients
Edgar Allen seizure control as adjunct treatment in 9/32 patients
Neil Young seizure control as adjunct treatment in 9/32 patients
? THC beneficial in partial epilepsy and detrimental in generalized epilepsy
? CBD more of anticonvulsant
One epidemiologic study of drug use and new onset seizures found that marijuana may be protective against first seizures in men
Lenin generalized epilepsy
Long term effects of cannaboids?