Piscidia erythrina Leguminosae Names: Fish Poison Tree. Habitat: W. Indies and S. America. Collection: The bark is collected in vertical strips from trees growing in the Caribbean, Mexica and Texas. Part Used: Stem bark. Constituents: Isoflavones;...
Tanacetum parthenium Part Used: Leaves. Constituents: Volatile oil, containing pinene and several pinene derivatives, bornylacetate and angelate, costic acid, b-farnesine and spiroketalenol ethers Sesquiterpene lactones; the major one being...
Matricaria recutita Part used: Flowering tops Constituents: There is a wealth of information about the whole range of components. However, this does not tell us much about the value and benefits of the herb as used in healing. The activity of the...
Re the letter from the glutamate people (WDDTY vol 14 no 8): I don’t need a scientific study to tell me that I get a specific headache the size of a golf ball in the middle of my forehead if I’m unlucky enough to eat food with MSG in it.
A 51-year-old woman came to see me with menopausal symptoms. Since then, she had suffered frequent migraine attacks with nausea and vomiting, and leg cramps; her contact lenses had begun to hurt her eyes.
Re prevention of migraine (WDDTY vol 14 no 5, p 10), we are concerned that the references linking monosodium glutamate [MSG] to headaches may cause unnecessary concern among your readers.
Further to your main article on epilepsy (WDDTY vol 14 no 4), a series of studies was carried out at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in the 1980s under Professor Soothill, with Jo Egger and Christine Carter.
Provocation of migraine by dietary components has been clearly described in the medical literature for over 100 years. Competing immunologic and metabolic concepts of pathogenesis have been proposed. The metabolic concept inroducted by Alex Russell...
Constituents: There is a wealth of information a
Names: Fish Poison Tree.
Habitat: W. Indies and S. America.