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Cannabis and epilepsy

Published:February 18, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.01.014
      A treatise, written in the 15th century by Ibn al-Badri, preserved as a manuscript in Paris, tells that the poet Ali ben Makki gave hashish to Zahir-ad-din Mihammed, the epileptic son of the Chamberlain of the Caliphate Council in Baghdad. Zahir had no more seizures, but had to stay on the drug ever after [
      • Rosenthal F.
      The herb hashish versus medieval Muslim society.
      ]. Actually, cannabis, in many of its forms, was previously used for centuries against seizures in India and possibly in China.
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