Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies.
Of course, these herbal epilepsy remedies are NOT substitutes to anti-seizure medications but are more like supplementary support. Most of them work by preventing a seizure and other symptoms of epilepsy. (NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 20 percent of people taking prescription drugs also use herbs.)
A natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin, making it softer and more supple. The effects of externally applied castor oil can be enhanced through the use of a “castor oil pack” — a piece of wool flannel saturated with the oil and applied to the body. The use of a pack allows the greatest penetration in a specific area of the body. The application of heat further increases this penetration, allowing the oil to better impart its qualities to the body.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Herbs you should not take according to epilepy.com