The obstetrical use in ancient and early modern times of Convolvulus scammonia or Scammony: another non-fungal source of ergot alkaloids?

@article{AlbertPuleo1979TheOU,
  title={The obstetrical use in ancient and early modern times of Convolvulus scammonia or Scammony: another non-fungal source of ergot alkaloids?},
  author={M Albert-Puleo},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1979},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={193-5}
}
This brief historical survey documenting the use of ergot alkaloids throughout Ancient times for obstetrical purposes (labor induction and control of uterine hemmorrhage) takes its data from works of Theophrastus (who wrote Enquiry into Plants around 300 B.C.), Pliny, Dioscorides, and others. What this history documents is another source for the ergot… CONTINUE READING